Inventory Advisor queries all remote computers on your network and creates reports with detailed information about installed software and hardware of all network assets.
Pros: PC Inventory Advisor 3.0 - agent-free solution for network inventory of Windows nets with flexible HTML reports. Software and hardware audit becomes simpler with this PC audit solution. PC Inventory Advisor perfectly inventories networks of any size, tracking location and type of all the devices being administered.
Hardware inventory part of the application helps keep track of all the hardware and plan network upgrades quite painlessly. The administrator always knows which computer is running low on disk space or may be running out of printer ink. Even if there are some special hardware or custom material like a projector that is not directly on the network, it may still be included in the inventory and reports would show that asset. PC Inventory Advisor automatically analyzes all incoming inventory data and alerts you on critical changes by providing you with the controls to customize network alerts. Once you compile your first network summary, you will immediately see the overall picture of your network state. Moreover, you can easily go back into history using inventory snapshots of a single PC or the whole network.
As for software the picture of what is installed at which machine is always available. All applications, security tools and licenses can be tracked easily. Flexible software analysis reports will always have the up-to-date overall statistics. Reporting is quite powerful, allows flexible HTML report format design in full color.
The application starts with a scan wizard that scans and creates an inventory. The user interaction panel is well design and fairly intuitive to use. The messages on labels on muse-over of controls are well explained.
Cons: This does not even have rudimentary access control. Monitoring of security threats would have been an added benefit.
Overall: This is an application that has nice features and is quite easy to use. Definitely a 4 star candidate.