This project has been reported as a duplicate of Open Audit. This project will be deleted upon review by an Ohloh administrator.
Do you want to know exactly what hardware is in your PCs ? What software is installed ? What are the Serial Numbers ? When was it installed ? What "Other" devices are out there on your network ?
Open-AudIT could be just what you need. All data is retrieved using Windows built in VBScript, and BASH for Linux, and stored in a MySQL database. Data is displayed in a web browser, generated using PHP.