PC Manifest from Fortres Grand Corp. (www.fortres.com) creates a complete inventory of all the hardware, software and system information for each computer on the network. By installing PC Manifest on a single server, administrators can easily track all the assets connected to a domain. But it’s not simply a static list of assets, it consistently monitors each computer, promptly alerting administrators to changes in hardware or software. The software is ideal for schools, offering features such as screen capture; identification of all spyware, adware, instant messaging and chatware installed on the system; a history view of all asset changes; and much more.
This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.