Category Archives: NetInventory

Hard- and Software Inventory system for Windows machines.

NetInventory 2.0

Miracles do happen. No, really. After almost 4 years, a new major release of NetInventory is now available! And it has been an eventful time: 160000 lines of code have been changed. 2 new tools have joined the package to round out the functionality. Dozens of bugs have been fixed along with a almost complete rewrite in C#. The suite is now licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-ND license.
Some of the previously unreleased work has been on and off development since as far back as 2006. As always, we are open to comments and suggestions for improvement!

Find further details and the download link at the NetInventory page. We hope you find these tools useful, as we do in our company network.

This release is in memory of a man, without whom none of this would exist and the world does not seem the same anymore.

NetInventory 1.0.1

A new update 1.0.1 to NetInventory is now available on the NetInventory download page. This is mainly a bugfix and stability release, with the most changes shipping in the vware Libraries, which have undergone a lot of code hardening. Nevertheless, the database has seen a very slight modification, which will force you to refresh your database schema if you are running a database server backend instead of the supplied Access file.

Egoism

“One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.” – this quote of Molière may also apply to computer users. While NetInventory served people well in terms of auditing hundreds of machines and evaluating the results based on database queries, it is still rather inefficient for viewing details of one single machine.
The next major version of NetInventory will include Egoist, a new tool designed for querying and displaying information of a single machine in a more user friendly way than the database approach for large networks. While still in early stages, the basic design is now completed and development is shifting over to fine tuning and bug fixing, as well as improving the usability.

NetInventory 1.0.0-RC2

We are happy to announce the first public release of one of our programs in quite some time: Release Candiate 2 of NetInventory. You are welcome to test it, make suggestions, and help us fix remaining bugs. In general, this version should already be quite stable, due to a intense testing period. So far, the package has been proven to work fine in environments with more than 1000 Windows machines.

Never heard of NetInventory? It is a rather powerful set of tools designed for Administrators, and helps troubleshooting, error detection and prevention. If you want to get informed about NetInventory and what it is capable of, please view the online help.

Interested? The download is 1MB, if you want to give it a try, see the NetInventory section in downloads.

Lazy Admins

Whilst NetInventory is nearing its initial release, we have found that being able to do certain tasks with a remote machine is a daily task for Administrators. Therefore, LABF is currently in co-development with NetInventory. This tool will allow for joining/unjoining domains, changing Services, Processes, shutdown batches of machines, etc. All tools will merely interface WMI, instead of relying on a vast collection of remoting services, like remote registry. Stay tuned for the first public test release of NetInventory.