Computer software inventory

Does any know how to gather software inventory efficiently in a windows 2003/2008/XP network ?

The most needed to know information is the softwares installed are microsoft office/windows and their license keys.

Thank you very much!
Claws HoEngineerAsked:
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Richard SchiererConnect With a Mentor MemberCommented:
I have used Belarc in the past www.belarc.com, click download. It is a great audit program, showing the hardware configuration, all software and if licensed, their keycodes and status of their windows updates.
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Muhammad MullaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If it's just Windows and Office, I would recommend the Volume Activation and Management Tool. It is free and part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit from Microsoft.

You can download the kit from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/windows-assessment-deployment-kit and choose to only install the VAMT.
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IvanConnect With a Mentor System EngineerCommented:
Hi,

you could use MAP toolkit https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=7826
It will tell you what software you have installed, OS, hardware info, licensing info regarding sql, exchange, etc..

Regards,
Ivan.
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Claws HoEngineerAuthor Commented:
Great, the Belarc is free and is very useful.
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Richard SchiererMemberCommented:
I use BelArc as a part of my disaster recovery, as it has all the keycodes, and software that is on all my computers. Also helps when disaster does strike and you need to prove what you had to the insurance company!
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