Any software auditing software for OS X?
June 21, 2008 8:39 PM   Subscribe

Are there any free, good software auditing programs/suites for OS X?

I would like to easily keep track of software and licenses of that software (MS office, adobe CS3/2, Textmate, etc) on a network of OS X computers. The only thing I can think of that would be remotely similar would be belarc advisor, unfortunately it's only for windows based computers.
posted by speek to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I think we use a product called Sassafras at my work.
posted by crios at 9:03 PM on June 21, 2008

You could routinely run an AppleScript or Automator action that would save the contents of the "Software" section of System Profiler and then throws that on an SMB share of a networked computer. This lists all installed software on a user's system and the version of it. You could then import this into a FileMaker database or what have you and attach it to the serial number or licenses for that particular system/user.
posted by cgomez at 11:37 PM on June 21, 2008

See, MS office doesn't like telling your your product key. However, if you use belarc advisor, I believe that it does tell you what the product key is.

We've got a bunch of computers running MS Office, and even more licenses of MS office... so I would like to know which computers are registered with which license.
posted by speek at 6:27 AM on June 23, 2008

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