Unique Features of LOGINventory
LOGINventory's unique features make it the successful and popular IT asset inventory tool for Windows network administrators. The way how the various program modules are engaged with each other leads to how LOGINventory works.
LOGINventory discovers and scans remote computers to retrieve all of their hardware and software information without the need to install any client software (agents) and without any program execution on the network PCs – it performs an agentless data collection.
Install LOGINventory on just one PC or server: Within a few seconds you will get a discovery and inventory of all hardware and installed software in your entire Windows network – locally or across multiple sites.
Analyses are realized by hierarchical filters. Filter conditions from Analyse Nodes will be passed on to sub nodes. This feature is very helpful for organizations with dispersed sites, branch offices and/or domains as it enables the IT management to set up a role-based administration concept. Analyse Nodes can be displayed with predefined node types like Assets, Hardware, Software, etc. The access rights to only see or even edit Analyse nodes can be assigned to different admins or admin teams as ‘Root Node’ for all queries. This allows e.g. a branch site to gain access to only its own inventory data (Access Control).
The LOGINventory 5 query designer allows a flexible and unrestricted configuration of query conditions while making a difference between read and write privileges. Unified query types ensure the intuitive use of analyses. The filter bar lets you comfortably filter value groups within result lists. Furthermore, you can perform queries on Journal entries.
By defining the IP address range you can make an inventory of all network PCs and all other devices with one license installed on a PC, on a server or installed on multiple computers. LOGINventory does not rely on WMI, however, you may use it optionally. LOGINventory interrogates all the networked computers via TCP/IP and reports back into a central database. In addition to Windows-based computers, the tool scans and inventories network-capable assets like routers, servers, switches, hubs, printers, print servers as well as Mac and Linux computers over SNMP.
LOGINventory is invisible to the client and does not impact the network performance or the client PC processing. This ensures a maximum of productivity for both the network and your co-workers. LOGINventory lets you also perform inventarizations with the logon script. As soon as somebody logs on at a computer it will be automatically scanned for all hardware & software inventory.
- Name, type and size of all hard disk, CD/DVD and removable drives, and details about logical disks
- Memory modules and memory size
- SCSI-/IDE controllers
- Network interface cards, IP- and MAC-addresses, DHCP, DNS and WINS setting, etc.
- Processor manufacturer and type, CPU speed and status, clock rates
- Motherboard name and manufacturer, chassis name and manufacturer, BIOS information, system and memory slots, ports, etc
- Name and type of sound & video adapters
- Name, type and settings of monitors & printers
- Connected USB devices.
- Operating Systems: name, type, version, build, serial number etc.
- Software packages: name, number, location, date and time of installations and version number
- Service packs & hot fixes
The integrated license management lets you easily manage and order the vast number of software license information gathered by LOGINventory. Different product versions of the same license can be dynamically consolidated to license types. Also you can monitor the software license compliance. Use the node License Management to
- manage your license documents
- manage license acquisitions and dispositions
- group software packages
- identify overlicensing/underlicensing
- create compliance reporting
The node can be created anywhere in the Analyse tree.
Multiple Database Support
- MS SQL Server (Express)
- MS Access
|Stored in a central database, all gathered information can be dynamically generated in freely configurable and logically arranged reports (printing) – with just a few mouse clicks. The reports give you a quick and up-to-date overview of all remote, networked machines and their configurations with all the details you need to have.
History Queries and Time Machine in Properties of 'Analyses'
Not only the actual inventory status but also all previous changes are kept in the database. For this reason you can e.g. easily view the history of software package installations and de-installations.
With queries from past inventory scans you may select the point in time you want to have your data be displayed and reported. Via 'Properties' in the Analyse node you can quickly find out which software was installed when on which machine in the network’s history. A special advantage is that deleted 'Assets' – suspensed in the program's own 'Recycle Bin' – will also be involved in the history query if the time travel goes back before the deletion time. These computers and/or devices do not consume a LOGINventory5 license.
Short Time to Value
The total operating expense for LOGINventory is amazingly low. It takes you just a few minutes to install the tool, take an inventory and analyze your data.
It is exceptionally low priced and there are no additional fees for support and updates. Also, you don't need to procure any extra server because LOGINventory can be installed on any ordinary PC. Based on its very short time to value you achieve a quick return on investment.
Flexible Configuration of the PC Fingerprints (PCUID)
LOGINventory lets you individually (in a PC's registry) and flexibly (by general rules in the LOGINfo.ini) determine the computers' unique and distinctive features – their fingerprints. With the PCUID (Unique Identifier = criteria letting you detect and assign a PC) LOGINventory can be applied and adapted to all your requirements. For example, it is possible to differentiate among various operating systems, all installed on the same computer and with identical PC names. Or, on the other hand, they can be regarded as identical, even if they have different PC names and differently used network interface cards.
Moreover, you may define custom WMI and registry values as well as SNMP OIDs to be included into inventory.
LOGINventory's agentless character ensures a high cost-benefit-ratio by central installation, ease-of-use, and little maintenance.