[windows2000] Re: License Management?

  • From: Dogers <dogers@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 22:23:46 +0000

We've got software to audit the PC's, but it does a poor job at saying
"we've got X copies of software Y"..

I'm really after something that says "we've got X copies of software Y,
which is on maintenance until D/D/D and covers previous versions A, B, C"!
Currently we use excel lists and a homemade access database, but it's really
not good enough anymore :(


On 03/11/06, Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 We use a managment of sorts. It's Everest Corporate Edition, and audits
hard - and software on all our computers (servers and clients). From the
data we get we produce a html-report. exporting to SQL is supported but we
don't use that. Yet.

It can't however tell if a particular license is SA, volume or whatever,
it only keeps track of what we have IRL.

For license-types and/or agreements we depend on a thick binder with paper
contracts etc. 8-)

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*Subject:* [windows2000] License Management?


Do any of you guys use software to manage your licenses at all? By manage
I mean track what you've bought, what type it is (OEM, per user, concurrent,
etc), any maintenance agreements (SA et al).. There seems to be billions of
web pages out there saying "ooh yeah, software management is the cornerstone
of IT!" but grand total of about 2 programs which appear to do it!


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