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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Powerful Report Engine

 

IAT Engine Report

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

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Software and Hardware
Inventory

Network Monitor with IAT

Discover the Hardware and software of your Network Clients.     

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Easy to Start

 

IT ASSET TOOL is Easy to Manage

Easy to integrate for everyone. Download and Scan!!

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Documentations

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.

 

 

Another important menu interface is the "ProcessReport" menu that provides a complete view of all software executed in your network. To manage the execution of software, the executed processes become essential to control your network of computers. This dashboard, updated from 1.2.38 IT Asset Tool version, provides a new tool to see the change of execution trend  of the installed software.

 

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In this dashboard you can see the number of computers that have executed each process, in order to see which software it belongs to and, if the software satisfies your company policy, you can approve it. 

 

After registering and downloading the Setup file from the following URL https://www.it-asset-tool.com/download-now.html unzip it and run the extracted file "IT-Asset-Tool_1_3_setup.exe".

Will be displayed a language selector for choice the language used during the installation:

 Seleziona la lingua di installazione di IT Asset Tool

Select the installation path:

Path di installazione di IT Asset Tool

Select the settings for Menu creation:

Menù avvio di IT Asset Tool

Select the icon settings for the IT Asset Tool Management on desktop:

Icona del Desktop di IT Asset Tool

Then if the installation summary is correct click on install:

 Riepilogo di installazione di IT Asset Tool

Wait a few moments for the installation to complete.

 Installer IT Asset Tool

Once completed, you can click on "Finish" to automatically start the IT Asset Tool Management.

Completamento installazione

Once the IT Asset Tool Management is started, will be displayed the license screen, read it carefully and then click on accept if it agrees with the policies and terms of use.

Licanza di it Asset Tool

The Welcome screen will be displayed and show you the main activities you need to perform to configure the server and clients.

IT Asset Tool Welcome

You can perform the "Quick Start" by clicking on the appropriate button on the Welcome screen.

A message will guide you in the sharing of the Client folder of IT Asset Tool, containing the file that the Client PCs of your network will need to run to be indexed.

Share Client Folder

Once completed, a message will be displayed to notify you of the successful sharing and the installation of the windows service "ListenerIAT" will be started automatically, necessary to receive data from yours clients.

Share Client Folder Complete

Once you have read the short guides you can start in its configuration by going to the configuration menu by clicking on the "config" tab.

Following are the necessary guides for configuring and collecting data from the various client PCs.

 

 

 

 

IT Asset Tool can monitor access to the Users Admin. It is important to respect the security of the server and the client. The audit must be done after setting the login / logout event log by means of a GPO. (See F.A.Q.

The audit Admin Users can be done by inserting the new optional parameter "admin" follow the client guide.

Example:

"\\server-it-asset-tool\client\ClientIAT.exe "  server=192.168.0.100 port=18888 senddelay=3600000 admin=Brian

 

 

Windows Security Audit and Log of Admin Users Access.

 

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