Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most common questions we recieve.


Do I need to purchase MS-SQL Server?

No, we include Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with PC AUDIT PRO.

I already have my own MS-SQL Server, can I use that?

Yes you can. Simply choose not to install MS-SQL 2008 Express during the install and when PC AUDIT PRO starts it will prompt you to identify the server you wish you use.

I already have my own MS-SQL Server Express, can I use that?

Yes, however, if downloaded directly from Microsoft, it will by default not be allowed to accept connections to the database from other PCs (see Microsoft KB Article 914277 for details on how to allow them). If PC AUDIT PRO installs MS-SQL Express 2008 for you, it will automatically make the required adjustments.

Does the PC AUDIT PRO console need to be on the same PC as the database?

No. These can be on different PCs. It is also possible to have multiple installations of the PC AUDIT PRO application on different PCs access the database at the same time

Will I need to register PC AUDIT PRO?

Yes. To register either enter your user details into the registration box at startup, or contact your local support office.

What data does PC AUDIT PRO include?

As always, we’ve included an comprehensive set of product recognition rules (rebuilt from scratch, especially for PC AUDIT PRO), sample criteria and reports, to get you started. However we have now also included the optional inclusion of a few PCs worth of sample data and several suggested licence types.

What Versions of Windows do you support?

Our Software can Audit Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT4 / 2000 / XP / Vista /Win 7 / Win 8 / Win 10 / Server NT/ 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016/2019.


Audit your PC's on the LAN or Remote Networks.

Link Documents and Proof of Purchase recipts.

Audit Hardware and Software installed.

Ask your Users questions at the point of inventory.

Track Changes to Hardware and Software between scans.

keep track of owned licenses and compare what is found on the Network.

Link documents and other license details to purchased software.

Store custom fields and documents against PC's.

Visually display audit progress.

Create custom filtered views on inventoried PC's using hardware and software data fields.

Customize the displayed data on screen.

Create and share SQL views with other users.

Preform hidden/silent audits.

Create and modify existing reports with a built in Report Designer.

Deep scan exe files found on your PC's (not just a registry audit like some other audit products).

Record any other files you are looking for i.e. Music or movie files.

Capture registry settings and the contents of text files.

Audit via USB key.

Audit on demand or on schedule.

Audit without the need of an agent.

Remote Desktop to PC's

I have further questions, what can I do?

For any more information on PC AUDIT PRO Contact us below.


Best Pricing

Prices are on a subscription bassis annually, and included all updates and support.

Trial use 5 PC's


Register for a trial the system will audit up to 5 PC's

Best  Plan

Single Site use


for use at a single office - Unlimted PC's

Corporate Licence


for use at multiple Offices - Unlimited PC's



About Performance Applications

Performance Applications has been providing software solutions since 2012