Hey, Hi, and Hello to all who reads our blog! Without further ado, let’s cover the features we’ve prepared for you this time.
Collecting of information about the installed Microsoft Store apps
We noticed that the popularity of MS Store apps has been growing every month. So we’ve taught TNI to collect this information and display all the apps in a separate category:
Detecting TPM Chips and BitLocker Drive Encryption Status
The TPM Chips and BitLocker Drive Encryption Status can no longer hide from our scanner. You will find the key information about the chip under the “System” category in reports. And for each local disk, you can now see its encryption status.
Timestamp of the last successful ping
It’s now become much easier to search for outdated assets. No more is there a need to frequently scan your storage to find out which assets have been offline for a long time. There’s a new field that will show you the exact time when the ping has last reached the asset in question:
A few network map upgrades
The Network map update is focused on the connections between objects, saving you time and providing new options. From now on, when you cut or copy and paste assets on the map, the links connecting the selected assets will follow, dispensing with the need to redraw them every time. Secondly, we’ve made it possible for you to customize the type of each link, instead of setting one map-wide:
Most of this update was made possible by your feedback and requests. We are sincerely happy when our products meet the needs and high expectations of our beloved users.
See you later!
Friends, the middle of July is far behind us, and that means the final Friday of the month is coming soon. And this means a special day for admins all around the world: our own SYSMAS!
This is the day when all the administrators usually hiding behind the scenes finally get to have their holiday and receive thanks for their work.
We sincerely congratulate you all on this wonderful day! You are the true heroes quietly keeping the peace and order in corporate networks.
Our team understands very well how tough it is to ensure that networks and devices don’t go down for a single minute and the servers continue efficiently serving billions of Internet users. That’s why we work hard to develop and improve the software that saves your time and makes long days at the office much more comfortable.
So on July 20 and during the next two weeks, you’ll be able to purchase every one of our products at a reduced price:
For TNI and TSD, the discount is applied automatically when you order from our site.
For Network Olympus, use the following coupon code: SYSDAY2020
And what is a holiday without gifts?! Starting July 31 and during the next 7 days, we’ll be handing out Total Network Inventory 4 Professional licenses for 25 nodes to anyone interested.
To receive your license, send us an email!
Free TNI 4 Pro – 25 nodes license
Until August 7
Hello, friends! Have you been missing us already? Get comfortable, today you’ll discover how to use the new functionality to significantly expand your inventory capabilities and help to make sure the order is kept. The long-awaited support for barcodes is here!
- BIG FEATUREBarcodes
If you’re already familiar with Common fields, you’ll find it easier to get into Barcodes. An unlimited number of barcodes can be assigned to a single device. Use the left column to select a type and name the barcode, then specify a value in the right column. Simple and easy!
Asset barcodes can also be added automatically, generated from a template. To set this up, just open Storage properties and create your own template, following the tips therein. Barcodes will be automatically generated for new devices after activating the appropriate setting:
Total Network Inventory 4.7.0 supports both linear and two-dimensional barcodes of the following types: QR, EAN-8, EAN-13, 2/5 Interleaved, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Datamatrix and PDF417.
Printing and exporting barcodes
For your convenience, we provide several ways to print and export barcodes:
- From Edit – Barcodes. Hover over the barcode’s value and click the arrow with the drop-down menu. This allows you to view the selected barcode and export it to PNG.
- Context menu option in the network tree allows to quickly export all barcodes for a group or selected asset to PNG.
- The Viewer and Reports tab allows not only to export but also to print barcodes or their values (select the Full or Brief printable report). Export to various formats is available.
All that’s left is to print the barcodes and sticker your office.
Searching for assets by barcode
As the main purpose of barcodes is to serve as an identifier for quickly finding various assets, we must learn how to do that in TNI. Here’s where you can switch between the barcode and regular search:
You can enter the barcode value manually or speed up the process by connecting an external hardware or software scanner.
When searching, assets can be either simply highlighted or immediately selected for processing in the network tree. You can select the preferred behavior in Settings – Barcodes. Here, you can also assign a hot key for quick search.
As usual, you can check the complete list of changes in the program itself:
Help – Check for Updates.
Looking forward to your feedback. Have a good weekend, and as always stay tuned for more updates!