When looking at the Software tab under the Inventory category, I have over 4000 software titles that have 0 computers. Is there a way to automatically purge software from inventory if there are no computers assigned?
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There is now way to do this today. An enhancement is in the system. Please open a support ticket or visit the uservoice forums to vote for this enhancement.
Answered 03/15/2011 by: GillySpy
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  • Is this out on Kace v5.5 as yet?
    • There is no automation of deleting untracked items in 5.5. I don't know if there is a deeper reason for people wanting to delete these items, but there is a new software catalog that might address the core reasons some people were asking for this. But, if the motivation was purely for cleanup then you can still manually delete 250 at a time.
  • What is the new software catalog and does it clean up software version as well?
    • Short answer yes, but without getting too far off track of the question...it is a catalogue maintained by Dell Kace for which the K1000 agent will gather proprietary fingerprint information about an application for normalized tracking of the application in the K1. I would check out the release notes of the K1 for more http://www.kace.com/support/resources/documentation
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I had almost 7000 this morning. I did some spring cleaning and got it back down to 3500. It would defiantly be nice to have it automated!
Answered 03/15/2011 by: ustacp
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Is there any way of filtering the software inventory? For example, we have Autocad LT 2010 on 17 systems. Under software inventory, there are four different lines for this, each keying off the version. 8 run one version, 9 run another, 1 runs a third, and one runs a fourth. Also, there is a version of Autodesk Vault 2009 runnign on 2 different machines. however, the publisher on one is listed simply as Autodesk, the other as Autodesk, Inc.

What I am looking for is a way to filter the automatic software inventory, so that it only pull specific information (Software Name) and shows the total number of machines it is installed on.
Answered 03/17/2011 by: capnjtkirk
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I think its important to note that all this is by design.

The KBOX identifies software by name, vendor and version.

This method of identification is absolutely critical, especially when it comes to managed installations.

If your looking for more of a summary view, i recommend creating a custom report.
Answered 03/18/2011 by: dchristian
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