I’ve been playing with the Software Inventory analyser (MSIA) after downloading it recently and playing around scanning my home network for Microsoft products. It’s easy (wizard driven), I’ve now got a consolidated report of all my stuff from each PC, and a graphical view of the machines in my domain. Quite cool.
You can find it on our new website about Software Asset Management which links in to the SMS site. I just wanted to have a go witn MSIA on my home network as I’m not running SMS at home (ooh shame on me!) and see how effective and easy to use it is. I’ve got a lot more stuff on my office PC than I’d previously thought – lots of things to patch and update now!