Free Software Asset Management

 

Free Software asset
Management

Box IT Asset Tool

Free Kit to monitor your LAN and installed software.    

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IAT Engine Report

A report engine with a simple SQL query allows infinite analyses.

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Network Monitor with IAT

Discover the Hardware and software of your Network Clients.     

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IT ASSET TOOL is Easy to Manage

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IT Asset Tool has two ways to capture host data from your LAN:

  • Client / Server
  • Agent Less

 

Client / Server

The first method has no special requirements and can also be adopted in small workgroup Enviroments where no Windows domain exists. This acquisition mode needs to have the IT Asset Tool client run on each host, which when properly configured sends data to the server for processing.

 

Agent Less

This mode is suitable for use on medium / large Enviroments. IT Asset Tool Server is able to analyze the entire Windows domain network without any installed Agent of the various hosts to process them independently.

 

Mode Enviroment Requirements Database
Client / Server

Small Company

Domain/ Workgroup

.Net Framework 

SQLITE (integrato)

or

Microsoft SQL

Agent Less

Enterprise Company

Windows Domain 

.Net Framework 

Windows Domain Environment

Microsoft SQL

Microsoft SQL

 

 

 

 

Agent Less scanning is recommended for large Windows domain environments. Please verify the system requirements for installation of Microsoft SQL and check the following link for the installation guide: 

https://www.it-asset-tool.com/documentation/agentless/microsoft-sql-server-installation.html

It will be also necessary to configurate those additional configuration to enable the scan of the hosts:

Nr. Requirements Description
1. LDAP The server of IT Asset Tool need to be query the Active directory Server
2. DNS The server of IT Asset Tool need to be query the Internal DNS Server.
3. RCP The Windows Service "RCP" need to be active and reachable from the IT server in any host to be indexed
4. RemoteRegistry The "Remote Registry" service must be active on each Host client to be indexed and reachable from the IT Asset Tool server
5. File and Printer Sharing Enable File and Printer Sharing

 

Once the Client side configurations have been carried out it is necessary to activate IT Asset Tool by entering the email used to create the account and download IT Asset Tool.

Activation of IT Asset Tool

After activating the IT Asset Tool license, it is necessary to configure the Microsoft SQL database, thus inserting the IP address or the Host name of SQL Server, possibly with the instance if it is not the default one.

Esempio di una configurazione Microsoft Sql

 

After entering the user and password click on "Check SQL Connection" now, will check if the entered credentials are correct and if so, click on the "Save Config." and the application will restart using the new Microsoft SQL database.

Once the application is restarted, it will be possible to configure the integration with Active directory simply by filling the fields "Domain", "Domain Admin" and "Password".

Example of integration Active directory

By default, a polling time of 10 minutes is set and indicate how soon the entire network will be scanned by querying the internal DNS server. This value must be evaluated and based on the size of your Lan network.

Immediately below it will also be possible to set up a list of all system administrators to be audited.

 

To fully use the potential of IT Asset Tool it is necessary to configure the saving of data on Microsoft SQL databases.

If you do not have a Microsoft SQL server license, you can download the Express Edition for free, directly from the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55994

Before starting the installation it is necessary to disable as shown in the screenshot under Windows Firewall.

Disabilitazione Firewall 

Now we run the Microsoft Sql Setup and select the "Basic" installation

 

We continue by accepting the license:

We select a destination for the installation:

We await the completion of the installation:

Once the installation is complete, click on "install SSMS":

 

This will start the installation of the "SQL Server Management Studio" and Click on "Install":

 

We await the end of the installation and click on "Close" Button:

 

Start "Microsoft SQL Server configuration Manager" and proceed to enable the TCP / IP protocol:

 

 

Click on properties and scroll until we find the IP address of our SQL Server, we enable it and then execute the same thing on the loopback interface (127.0.0.1):

 

Scroll and finds "IPAll" and set the port where SQL Server listen that is to 1433.

 

Now, restart the instance of SQL Server, so we have completed the configuration of our server.

 

Now configure database access for SQL users by opening "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio" and clicking on server properties:

 

In the security section, enable mixed authentication by selecting "SQL Server and Windows Authentication mode" and clicking on "Ok"

 

Select the "sa" user and enable it from the properties in the "status" page and then set a new password from the "General" menu.

 

We would have prepared the SQL Server environment that can be used by our IT Server Asset Tool.

 

 

To perform a network inventory of each PC, the IT Asset Tool Client must be run on each Computer.

IT Asset Tool does not require a Windows domain environment and can be used in Workgroup environment specifying the parameters in the shortcut that start IT Asset Client.

network scanning in a workgroup environment:

Follow bellows steps to make IT Asset Tool at windows startup:

  1. Open the Client Folder of IT Asset Tool. (example: \\ServerIAT\Client\)
  2. Right click in the “ClientIAT.exe” file and select “Create shortcut”
  3. Move the shortcut just created in your windows startup folder:

This folder differs according to your operating system:

Windows Vista/7/8/10: "%allusersprofile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp"

Windows Xp: "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Startup"

  1. Right click in the shortcut of ClientIAT and select “Proprieties”
  2. Add the connection parameters after the path content in the field “Target”

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The guide to the parameters to be specified is present at the following link:

http://www.it-asset-tool.com/documentation/installation/client-parameters.html

 

 

IT Asset Tool allows you to have a quick and efficient tool for managing your company's Asset Software and perform a software compliance audit.

 

 

 Software asset Management configurationSoftware Asset Management Scan

IT Asset Tool allows you to manage and detect every software installed in your L.A.N. verifying the software licenses in use and those which are available, highlighting anomalies in licensing.

You can set-up S.A.M. filters using SQL Query directly from the "Software" or "SoftwareReport" tabs then assign the license type by selecting it with just one click.

 

Type Description
Node locked Licence  Node locked licensing is a software which guaranties license authorization to a specific node. Typically any numbers of instances are allowed to execute from this node.
Client Access Licence Client Access licence (CaL) allows a single physical user to use a software from many devices, such as a computer, a laptop or a smartphone, without having to acquire CALs for each device.
OEM Licence OEM licence stands for “original equipment manufacturer” is the software which is sold hardware manufacturers.
FPP / Retail FPP  licence stands for Full Packaged Product or Retail. FPPs are sold in stores in boxes or Online but unlike OEMs, they are not linked to the purchase of a hardware device.
   
Named User Licence Named User Licence is the licence which allows only a user to use a software from many devices, such as a computer, laptop, smartphone, without having to acquire other licence for each device.
Concurrent/Floating
Licence
Concurrent /Floating Licence is a software licensing approach in which a limited number of licenses for a software are shared among a larger number of users at same time. 
Volume Licence A Volume licensing is contract of selling a license authorizing one or a large number of User or device to use a specific software.
   
Perpetual Licence A perpetual software license is a type of software license that authorizes to use a program without time limits.
Subscription Software
Licensing
A Subscription Software License is a type of software license that authorizes to use a program whit time limits.
   
CPU core Licensed A CPU core Licensed is a licence that authorizes to use a program in a device having a number equal or less than the number of cores licensed.

 

The type of calculation will make it possible to identify the compilation of the Asset Software going to verify those installed compared to those purchased and counted in the "contracts" section. This field identify how many user or device are licenced for every single unit of Licence contract owned.

 

Type Description

Single

This selection does not multiply the quantity of licenses and offers a ratio of 1 to 1
 

Multiple

This selection multiplies the quantity of licenses for the number selected in the field beside. This type of multiplier can be useful for multi-license contracts.
 

Unlimited

This will select the amount of Unlimited licenses. This type of multiplier is useful when you do not want a license count or when you have a license with unlimited quantities.

 

 

In IT Asset Tool it is possible manage all the licenses purchased by registering them in the dedicated database for a quick and efficient cost analysis. It will be possible with a few clicks to mark all the expenses incurred by your company for the use of all software and their subscriptions.

For each license agreement you can enter all the fields below:

 

Type Description
Contract Number A mandatory unique identifier that represents the license. If there is no one, it can be assigned manually.
Type Identify the type of contract and may take one of the following values "Purchase" or "Mantenance".
Date of Purchase This field manages the date of purchase of the software license agreement.
Purchase Cost This field manages the purchase cost of the software license agreement.
Qty This field manages the quantity purchased from the software license agreement.
Expry Date If the contract type  is "Mantenance" it will be possible to insert a Expry date for the software license agreement in order to update the count of automatic available licenses.

Mantenance Cost

If the contract type  is "Mantenance" it will be possible to manage the subscription cost of the software license agreement.

Invoice Reference

This field manages the identifier of the purchase invoice of the software license agreement.

Vendor

This field manages the name of the Vendor from which we purchased the software license agreement.

Not Counted

This flag allows not to count a license agreement in the calculation "Software License Compliance Audit ".

Note

Field Notes and personal notes.

 

 

All Reports generated in real time or scheduled will be a valuable aid to analyze current costs or to evaluate new alternatives.

 

 

Subcategories

The section site "Features" collect all peculiarity of IT Asset Tool highlight the improvement.

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