belarc advisor.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by The Red Moon, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Is anybody using this.
    Ive just installed and overwhelmed by the info.
    Any hints and tips please.
    Thanks.
     
  2. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I've used it for years but can't really offer you anything. I'll periodically crank it up or rarely use it because I can't recall some spec. It is really amazing!
     
  3. Niels

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    The only purpose of this tool is to easily get an overview, if a computer isn't missing any important Windows Security updates, or vulnerable software. It's just a report tool and audit tool. In a working environment it's very handy to verify if the security settings on the clients are properly configured.
     
  4. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Not to mention that it records the keys that you need to reinstall some of your Windows software - i.e. keep a hard copy handy for just this purpose.
     
  5. layman

    layman Registered Member

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    I have found nothing that provides a more comprehensive inventory of installed software. Unfortunately, Belarc Advisor does so in an html format that is not easily scraped (I like having the ability to compare snapshots in order to see what has changed.) Depending on what you are looking for, you might find WinAudit would fit the bill. It's freeware. You can find it at WinAudit
     
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