Track everything on a company computer

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SummerIntern
Track everything on a company computer

The company I am working at is very basic with computer knowledge. I work at the corporate office and we have about 20 offices across the eastern half of the US. I am a sophomore in college and I am interning as a sole computer guy.

My boss wants me to find a way to send an email out that has a link to a website and when the employees click on the link, it will send our corporate office all of the information on their computer, such as what computer and who is on that computer. So that we can keep track of where everything is.

I was just curious if this was possible because I do not know how to do this

   

hubby
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer

There are asset-management systems that you can purchase that work like this.

SummerIntern
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer
Are there any specific ones that you know of and are trustworthy, I don't want to hack computers or cause a virus or anything
hubby
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer

We've used LanSweeper in the past, and at the time it did the job for us.

Remember that there is more to this than just slapping in some software. You need to implement, test, etc, but you also have to inform the users, have a policy on what information is/is not collected, etc. When we first implemented this type of system we had to run everything by HR and get buy-in from all the leadership. People WILL complain as if you are violating their constitutional rights (of which they have none if these are company computers), but you do need to inform them.

SummerIntern
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer
Thank you for the help. I'll look into it and pass it along to my boss. Much appreciated.
SummerIntern
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer
Looking into it, LanSweeper can get the information from computers on the same network. Is this true? We would like to access computers on a variety of networks. We have offices across the east half of the US and would like to know about all of the computers.
hubby
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer

i think you can specify a range of address for scanning - as long as you have connectivity to that range it should work. it might make more sense to have a server at each/some locations though, if you have slow WAN links.
I think Lansweeper has a free version that you can try out & play with.

SummerIntern
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer
So if we know the computers IP address we would be able to see what was on that computer, no matter the network?
hubby
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer

that is what i remember from using the product many years ago.. I could be wrong and/or the product may have changed. I think you may have to read-up on the product or try it to know for sure.

SummerIntern
Re: How do I track everything on my company's computer
OK, Thank you again for the help.

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