Run an inventory on our network without having a client on each machine

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I need to run an inventory on our network without having a client on each machine (Our current software does not do a sufficient job and does not pick up the correct software version). I need to scan the network for what version IE is being used. If I could get the Windows XP SP version too would be great. We use A.D (obviously) and WSUS to deploy updates. Not sure if I can export from WSUS in say, excel form?
If there is a software, a trial/free version would be great!
Any ideas would be great.
Question by:LCMaurice
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    by:Kris Montgomery
    We use Spiceworks for our network inventory.  It is free, agent less, and works great.

    Good luck!

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    If you are using WSUS then you already have information on the Current Version of Windows XP and IE within WSUS. Just hit a report.

    Also, it is possible to export it to Microsoft Excel
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    take a look at this... seems like a good option

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    We use alloy discovery utility! An excellent tool and is clientless. We normally perform audits for potential client environments and provide a report based off this. for a domain environment all you need is domain admin credentials and it scans for all network items on the network! If snmp is enabled, you will also get a detailed information of all network quipments etc. The reporting features are excellent in this software.

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    good link

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