The IT Asset Tool a Free Software Asset Management suite designed for a complete integration with your Windows Domain.
IT Asset Tool is a scalable software, it can be installed on a common Computer without particular requirements or in cases where the Lan Network has a considerable extension IT Asset Tool can interface Microsoft SQL to support large volumes of data.
Network scanning can be performed in two different ways, the first mode is the "Client / Server" while the second is the "Agent Less" mode. The first can also be used in small network environments that do not use a Windows domain while the latter integrates with your domain and Active directory.
Client / Server Mode
IT Asset Tool is composed by a server and a client application the first server (ListenerIAT.exe) collect all data from client (ClientIAT.exe) of IT Asset Tool of your computers network. Another application allows the configuration and use of data collected by IT Asset Tool (IATMng.exe).
The Listener executed automatically from a Windows Service named "DaemonIAT" receives the client data and writes them in a SQLITE Database or Microsoft SQL for a simple consultation.
To execute IT Asset Tool Client in your computer, the automatic best practice is to create a shared "Read Only" Directory in server host to deploy the application client on your Local Network and to execute it to the computer clients with a simple Windows Group Policy.
With these easy steps you can manage automatically all software and hardware installed on the network.
Agent Less Mode
The simplest and most effective way to scan your network is to take advantage of the integration with Active Directory to index the hosts in Agent Less mode. This feature is enabled only in "Enterprise subscription" or in the one-month free trial in the Basic edition. An integrated Syslog Server will allow you to analyze and monitor the events of any type of device.