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Topic # 150316 18-Jul-2014 11:37
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I have been looking for something to do network and server change tracking so we can get a better handle on what is being changed on our network. 
Most of what I can find is for software versioning and source code.
So far spiceworks seems to fit the bill. http://www.spiceworks.com/04232014_1/.
Going to test that and see.
Otherwise what else is out there?




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  Reply # 1091335 18-Jul-2014 12:02
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There are a lot of things out there (both commercial and non-commercial) but it's going to depend on your size and complexity and your internal abilities.  If Spiceworks seems to fit the bill give it a go and refine what your needs actually are before having a look at anything else.



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  Reply # 1091449 18-Jul-2014 14:51
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Cool thanks. Forgot to mention, we currently have a site on sharepoint, but it is pretty clunky. Still better than nothing.
After starting setup on spiceworks, I am not quite so keen, Don't really want to upload all our kit to spiceworks site/database under a personal username, will see if I can limit that to test it out when I have more time.
We are a small team, so just something fast with a good web ui and that does the basics would be what I want to try and test.





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  Reply # 1091475 18-Jul-2014 15:20
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So I'm guessing you're predominately a Microsoft shop.  You could start very simple and use something like this http://sydiproject.com/ to dump the config of your servers each day, and just diff the output looking for changes.

Or if you have some budget for this I'd get in touch with Argent (http://www.argent.com/) and ask for a licence quote.  If you have no budget and cloud offerings aren't your cup of tea check out Nagios.

 



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  Reply # 1091522 18-Jul-2014 16:16
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Great, thanks very much. Yep, very much a Microsoft shop. Some great options to look through.




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