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Need a tool to collect network inventory (hardware and software)

We have a windows 2008 domain network. Most of the computers are on domain and a few not on domain but on the same network.

I would need to collect some hardware and software information from all these computers and make a spreadsheet file.
- computer name
- Windows version
- MS Office version

Is there an easy and free tool for this?

Please help

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this is the best free tool ive come across in the past  http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

i dont think you can deploy it though.  may need to run manually on each computer.

if you want something you can deploy or run via the network, those you usually need to pay for.  gfi, spiceworks, etc.  there are a heap out there.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Spiceworks is free - ad supported but really, the ads aren't bad.

A better tool than belarc in my opinion is System Information for Windows (SIW).  Scriptable and a single file (no installer needed) (well, two files including your license key).
I agree with Lee W, Spiceworks ( is a free, and immensely useful tool.

Belarc is NOT free for commercial networks; "We do not permit use of the Belarc Advisor for commercial purposes... "
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deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
Microsoft provides a free tool:

Application Compatibility Toolkit


This provides full hardware and software inventory, and tools to analyze these inventories.
Mike RoeCommented:
Spiceworks has been a great program for me with 4 remote locations and over 100 computers in different areas.
Y YconsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you all!
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