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MSIA is scheduled to be retired at the end of June 2011.  We recommend that you start using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, which recently launched version 5.0 with software usage tracking. MAP supports up to 100,000 PCs running both Microsoft and non-Microsoft products.

Learn more about MAP

Software Inventory Assistance

Whether you have just a few computers or a large network, a software inventory tool can make it easier to quickly know what you have and how it's being used.

The Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer (MSIA) is a free tool available for download that can help you with your software inventory. It is built specifically to be a starting point to working with SAM.

You can use the MSIA to scan and inventory the Microsoft software that is installed on a single computer, or on multiple computers throughout a network. It generates a report that provides details of all installed Microsoft products, including the type and the number of licenses. The MSIA will work with networks that have 250 or fewer computers. The latest MSIA 5.1 features enable you to:

  • Identify and report all installed Microsoft products listed under Add or Remove Programs.

  • Consolidate the MSIA report with the Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) report (.xls only).

The MSIA will located only Microsoft software. However, the results of the scan performed by the MSIA are completely confidential and are not sent to Microsoft.

Benefits of using the MSIA tool:

Download MSIA 5.1 documents in one of 30 languages

  • Free for all customers

  • Easily produces html and excel based reports

  • Allows MLS report consolidation

  • Agentless tool

  • Report for up to 250 pc’s or devices at a time

  • Combine multiple reports for networks with more than 250 PCs

  • Localized in 31 languages

Download MSIA 5.1 in one of 31 languages

View the MSIA online User's Manual

View the MSIA Frequently Asked Questions

View the logon script

View the read me file

Minimum system requirements: Windows 98 or greater, 486 Processor, 32 MB RAM, 20 MB free space, Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater

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