SMS 2.0 can automatically build a master database of computer hardware and software information that is important to your organization. You can use this data to perform a number of administrative tasks, such as determining how many computers you have in your organization, discovering how many copies of a software application are installed, and identifying which computers have the hardware required for a software upgrade.
SMS 2.0 can reduce your total cost of ownership by offering options that help you automatically discover, inventory, and install SMS client software on computers logging on to Microsoft Windows NT and Novell NetWare networks. Using Network Discovery, you can quickly find all of the computers and network devices in your organization. You can configure Software Inventory to collect specific files and file types. Queries give you the flexibility of finding client computers with various kinds and combinations of software and hardware. As your hardware and software change, SMS maintains current inventory information and inventory history data. SMS 2.0 becomes your partner as you use the inventory data for optimal configuration management.
Configure Hardware Inventory for a Site
Configure Software Inventory for a Site
Managing Inventory Overview
Using SMS for Change and Configuration Management