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Getting Started: First Steps

1. Basic Interface Description

The main window contains:

  • 1. Computers to be inventoried and monitored (upper left pane)
  • 2. Data groups, by which gathered data will be arranged: CPU, RAM, Videocard, etc. (bottom left pane)
  • 3. Data obtained from the selected computer (right pane)
After the program is started for the first time, the local computer will be automatically added to the computers list. To view details on the computer, select the necessary data group on the tree, and the information on your computer will be displayed on the screen.


2. Adding Computers to Inventory List

If you use WMI or Agents for gathering remote computers' data, you will have to add computers to the computer list first.

Add computers using the toolbar buttons (on the "Computers" tab):

a. "Add computer" - Adds single computer manually (please specify the computer's address and inventory name).

b. "Add computers from IP address range" - Searches computers by IP address or by IP address range. Network computers are searched by pinging (sending ICMP packets) and/or by connecting to specified TCP port (in this case, you will need to allow the program to access the network in your firewall). Tick the needed computers for adding to the inventory list.

c. "Import from network neighborhood" - Searches computers on the Microsoft Windows Network. Select necessary computers after getting the domain list.

d. "Import from Active Directory" - Searches computers on the Active Directory.

e. "Import from text file" - Imports computers from a text or CSV file.

The trial version of the program cannot add more than 50 computers to the database during the free 30-day trial period and it displays only 3 computers after the trial period expiration. Please buy a license for working without limitations.


3. Gathering Remote Computers' Inventory Data

Select computer in the inventory list and then click on a node in the hardware and software tree. The program will try to connect to the remote computer via WMI and get the requested. If that fails, the possible failure reasons will be displayed. Please refer to the WMI Troubleshooting Guide, fix the problems, and try to collect the data again.

If you cannot configure computers properly, you can ask us for help (it is free).


See also: Alternative Methods of Collecting Data from Remote Computers