Why doesn the Software Audit Tool travel through the network and read every computer it finds?
The main reason is security. SAT reads the registry at each computer. While XP and newer 2003 Windows can allow remote registry reads, it takes special efforts to allow this. The efforts would undo certain security issues, not to mention various firewall issues, etc. (We hope your firewall protects “alien” systems from reading your registry. -Aw Heck. We hope you use a firewall!) So the easiest way to get the data, is to allow you to install SAT, and use command lines to get the data, and send you the files. Oh, one more thing, Win98 wouldn’t allow a remote reading anyway, and there are millions of Win98 systems out there.