8.1 What Is Inventory Information Used For?

The software and hardware inventory taken from your device might be used in a variety of ways. Your hardware information, for example, might be used by your administrator to see whether or not your device meets the system requirements for a bundle you need. Or, your software information might be used to validate compliance with company software standards.

You can use the inventory information to quickly find out details about your device, such as its asset tag number, IP address, total memory, and free disk space. You can view hardware details, such as the manufacturer and model of your hard drives, disk drives, and video card. You can also view software details, such as installed hot fixes and patches and the version numbers and locations of installed software products.