But they can also become hindering components if they are not managed properly. They require timely and competent support and management. One of basic fields in network management is network inventory and network audit.
Administrators and company leaders should know their assets well to manage them effectively. But there must be a simple solution for asset tracking and management because doing this manually can become a nightmare for administrators and would require much time and resources, both labor and financial! Such automation of this process is a great time and efforts saver. It helps to streamline workflow, drive down costs of hardware and software upgrades and save personnel time.
Being committed to the highest standards of software excellence Softinventive Lab company has found the solution, which is Total Network Inventory. It is a PC audit and Network inventory software for office and large scale enterprise networks. Total Network Inventory carries out scanning operations to gather complete information about OS, service packs, hotfixes, hardware, software, running processes, etc.
on remote machines. This information is stored in the centralized database and network administrators are able to build reports about each or all PCs on a network. Reports are very convenient as they present comprehensible information about networked machines in an easy manner to read and understand. There are also special reports like "Software installations count" and "Software and licenses", which can help in licenses reconciliation.
Since now reports in two formats can be built (A4 and Letter). The program is agent-free and requires no software installed on remote machines, except WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) service, which is present by default on Windows 2000, XP and Vista, Server 2000, 2003 and 2008.
1 of Total Network Inventory is even better:
Total Network Inventory allows administrators to be in control of their networks and plan upgrades easily.
- "Antivirus software" category remade into "Security" and now shows automatic updates status, antivirus, firewall and antispyware information.
- Multimonitor-aware interface: if you have more than one monitor now you can work with this program on the one you wish. TNI remembers its window position and at the next start it will be displayed in the previous position and size. All dialog windows are placed on the center of the screen where the main window is.
- Updated report building engine providing print-outs completely identical to the preview (WYSIWYG) and filters for exporting into many formats (PDF, RTF, XLS, XML, HTML, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, TXT, CSV, Open Document Format).
They can inventory computers on a corporate network as if they were sitting in front of them! PC inventory is made in transparent manner. In addition to the collected information, administrators can add extra information about each machine and its user, such as inventory number, computer cost and setup date, user real name, department, position, phone, e-mail, etc. (including custom defined fields).
This adds clarity to the network inventory process.
Total Network Inventory has been designed with the user in mind, which is reflected in its interface that provides quick and unobtrusive navigation through the program. It provides a convenient scan wizard that will quickly walk an administrator through the five steps of the scan configuration.
Taking into account all these features TNI has a reasonable price and now your turn to try it. Get evaluation version of Total Network Inventory today and you will realize that there is nothing else better!.
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