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We have an inventory of spare hard drives in case we have a failure. We also keep track of hard drives we pull out of computers for secure destruction. We keep an inventory of both in LANSweeper. Is it possible to:
  1. If a hard drive is replaced in a computer, have LANSweeper remove it from the hard drive assets when it detects the drive is now installed in a computer?
  2. Transfer a hard drive as a component in a computer to become its own asset when removed from a computer and put into inventory?
Lansweeper Employee
Lansweeper Employee
Automatically, no.

What I would do in this situation is create reports to limit manual search work. If you create asset pages for spare hard drives that have their own serial number, you can create a report which compares the serial number of a hard drive assets with the hard drive serial number scanned from computers. When you get a match, this would mean that the spare hard drive is now in the computer.

For the use case where it is the other way around, if you create asset pages for old hard drives that are replaced, you can do a comparison with tblfloppyHist which keep historic serialnumber data. So if you get a match there, the hard drive was in that computer at some point.