Systems Management Question

Retaining inventory after uninstalling kace agent.

06/25/2018 878 views
I am at my kace license limit.  We are in the process of retiring machines and placing new machines in its place.  What is the best way to keep the inventory info of the machines I'm retiring while freeing up the license to install the agent on a new machine?
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You can archive computer assets:

Depending on what inventory information you need to retain this process might work for you. If all of the information you want is included in the computer asset, then deleting the device from the inventory will free up the inventory license but the asset will stay. This also depends on how you are matching inventory to assets. We match serial number to asset name, but some people have their box set to match computer name to asset name, so if you replace a computer and give it the same name as a previous computer the new computer may associate with the old asset.

Answered 06/26/2018 by: chucksteel
Red Belt

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Your best bet is using the built in asset mgmt system. It does not require a license to run the asset - although you will lose the ability to keep track of up to date information on that particular asset - it will need to be input manually. The system will automatically populate the any asset for you that is already licensed which will lighten the work load - however i would recommend creating a CSV with specific categories that you would like to keep track of and importing it that way instead. We currently do this for retired systems that have not been destroyed.
Answered 06/27/2018 by: Keltonfoss
Orange Belt

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