Installed Software report results are higher than expected
Last Updated April 24, 2015
The built-in Installed Software report shows the number of managed computers with the identified software installed. In this report both active and non-active (e.g. retired) computers are evaluated. Whereas, the drill-down report for this report lists the names of the active managed computers with the selected software; and excludes non-active computers.
Similarly the built-in Installed Software by Computer report and the Active Center also only list active managed computers, and exclude non-active computers.
Altiris report that is an alternative to the built-in Installed Software report, that only counts active managed computers. This report was tested with Altiris 7.1 sp2.
SQL query to identify managed non-active computers.
Note: The attached reports and SQL Queries are provided as examples only. They are supplied as-is and are not guaranteed to be accurate or suitable for your purposes.