Trapper, This is the way we do it where I work - and IMHO the only way to do it , meaning - the correct way - no pirated software, only buying from certified vendors and if you are buying for a large group of computers buying a license for whatever number of computers you need [normaly batches of 100], no installing of software by employees only by administrators of the company and so on. In short - because we , the administrators, are the only ones installing software and we make sure that all the cd's - downloads and updates are kept in one place on our network, there are hardly any hassles when we have to go fix a comp or when we set-up a new comp. Besides that each and every comp is logged and specified in a couple of huge lists in a data base, 1 second and we have the info about a particular comp and what is on it at our fingertips. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN – Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _____ From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Emery, David Sent: Friday, 28 February, 2003 02:10 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx How do you make sure you have the software for all machines in accordance with the legal rules! hehehe -----Original Message----- From: trapper [mailto:trapper@xxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 7:01 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: A lesson learned sounds all to organized for me :?