Track my Assets
January 4, 2007 8:54 AM   Subscribe

I have been tasked with creating a I.T. Asset Management / Inventory Process for my company. We are a relatively small shop so investing in a big framework / system would be overkill. We have maybe 200+ nodes, 20 Servers, 20 laptops, 20 Blackberrys, 15 Network Printers. Essentially I would like to track inventory from procurement to disposal. Anyone have a good approach, methodology, or system that I could follow? Do I need a label maker, a spreadsheet, a WMI script? I have no clue where to start and how to do this following some best practice.
posted by jasondigitized to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
With a budget of $0, I was somewhat forced to use OCS Inventory. Now that we are using it, I find it extremely useful, and works extremely well with Windows Desktops/Laptops.

This doesn't help you with tracking at all, but it pulls all kinds of "whats really out there" data for you. It helped me validate our serial #'s on monitors/desktops.
posted by SirStan at 9:34 AM on January 4, 2007

seconding OCS inventory for bits of what you're asking: it takes the place of the spreadsheet and WMI script.
posted by boo_radley at 9:58 AM on January 4, 2007

Why not just slap on some inventory stickers and throw together an access db? I think there is probably an inventory db template for access too.
posted by crypticgeek at 3:06 PM on January 4, 2007

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