Tekguru Posted October 5, 2011 Report Share Posted October 5, 2011 We're a small company with a relatively low (less than 150) number of PCs so our software accounting requirements are somewhat simplistic. We use MSFT Volume Licensing so need to track Windows (Desktop & Server) and office licenses. On top of that we have a list of maybe 40 applications that are licensed that I need to keep track of. Problem 'A' With TNI 1.6 I could easily capture the data from the Software and Licenses screen and see the information that I enter into our software accounting spreadsheet. As this system does not use exact number versioning I can quickly see how many licenses we have in place for each major software edition, that is for example: Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 87 installs Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 - 38 installs In version 2 this has changed to show the specific version as per: Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 11.0.5614.0 - x installs Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 11.0.8173.0 - y installs This is highlighted as problem 'A' in the attached. This new version based system means that we can not simply add in the number of licenses used for Office 2003 or 2010, which are tracked, but we now have to try and split the count down. This is a nightmare. I had hoped that we could get around the problem by adding in groups and then being able to add a license count to the group but alas this seems not to be possible. Problem 'B' We are using the latest version of the software and yet are finding that the 'Copies' count can suddenly vanish (again see attached) of if present if the + is clicked to expand the view the copy number can change - usually decrementing. Problem 'C' Similar to 'B', we are seeing that the count in the 'balance' column can reduce to zero. Problem 'D' We are seeing variations in software counts between those in TNI 1.6 and 2.x even though the v2.x database was created by importing data from version 1.6 and both systems have up to date scans. If there is anything that I'm missing that can resolve some of the reporting issues, problems with the counts, and the data differential it'd be greatly appreciated as I do not want to have to run the two systems in parallel. Quote Link to comment
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