The *free-as-in-beer* Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 1.0 is a tool you can run to find computers on your network (detailed WMI inventory) and tell you whether the computers can run Windows Vista, where to find drivers for devices on the computers, and lists hardware upgrade recommendations.

"The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment tool does not require the deployment of agent software on the computers being inventoried and assessed. It provides a secure, quick, and easy way to determine which computers, in a networked environment, are Windows Vista ready."

Nifty tool for those shops not running SMS :-)

Others who downloaded Windows Vista Hardware Assessment also downloaded:

  1. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0
  2. Virtual PC 2007
  3. Microsoft Network Monitor 3
  4. Business Desktop Deployment 2007
  5. Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP

Version 2.0 Beta of this tool is available now on connect (requires Windows Live ID sign-in and program registration). Check it out.