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search installed software on network all workstations

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I want to search unwanted software on all the workstations of my network. and stop/uninstall unathorosed software. is there any utility for the same.
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by:davorin
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You can try Spiceworks.
http://www.spiceworks.com/

It has software inventory module, sou you can at least get a list of installed software.
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This two links could help you with install/uninstall SW remotely.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/179
http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/211

But be sure to set right permissions to users on computers, so they can not install unwanted software...
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by:erictronic
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Have a look at OCS inventory NG - it is open source and free of charge. You have to run an agent on all workstations. You get a database filled with scan of all software (and also hardware) installed. There is also a "distribution" function, but I've no experiances on this.
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Spiceworks will soft My all problems hopefully
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