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09 June 2017
Softinventive Lab, Total Network Inventory, Total Software Deployment | Leave a comment

TNI 3.4.4: Major reengineering is in progress

Hi, readers. No, we have not gone missing. We are still here, still coding.

Having finished version 3.4 additions and improvements, the TNI team set out to enhance the existing capabilities of the program. At the moment, we are working on in-depth refactoring and reengineering of the core TNI functionality. In March and April, we released two updates featuring online state monitoring improvements.

Today’s update contains fixes for some flaws that were reported by users in the recent months.

  • NewAbility to use logins with blank passwords.
  • NewSize of installed software (Windows).
  • NewDetection of Windows 10 version ID and minor build numbers.
  • FixedHyper-V VMs were detected as Virtual PC (Windows).
  • FixedPASSWORD template for custom actions.
  • FixedDisplay of AD users with UPN suffix.
  • FixedDisplay of icons for Windows 8 & 10, Server 2012 & 2016.
  • FixedIncorrect detection of macOS Sierra 10.12.
  • + Some other fixes and improvements.

 

Also in June, we plan to release a completely redesigned module for working with AD. And after, we have plans to improve the speed and stability of the scanner as a whole.

We’re making TNI faster and more reliable and stable. Do not forget to check for updates in the program!

Neither have we stopped working on Total Software Deployment. A major update is actually right around the corner. We’re sure that the new feature is just what you’ve been waiting for.


04 January 2017
Releases, Total Network Monitor | Leave a comment

TNM 2.3.0: Map background and other improvements

Greetings, friends. As we promised, the long-awaited update for Total Network Monitor 2 has finally arrived. Many elements of the program received our attention. It’s now possible to load custom images as network map backgrounds, and the program has become more stable when working with a large number of monitors. The Activity diagram gained a time filter, and there’s other minor improvements. Let’s not hesitate and examine the full list:

  • NewAbility to set a background image for the network map.
  • NewStoring Activity diagram records.
  • NewAbility to filter Activity diagram records by time.
  • NewNew parameter in email options: Security.
  • ImprovedRestrictions on group contents were removed (groups can now contain both devices and other groups).
  • ImprovedAll check results and links to online resources were localized.
  • ImprovedSignificantly reduced interface response time in projects with a large number of monitors.
  • ImprovedEngines responsible for selecting, copying and display of monitors were streamlined.
  • FixedVarious errors when deleting monitors.
  • FixedProgram crash when opening or creating projects.
  • Many other fixes and improvements.

 

First off, let’s take a look at the feature many of you have been asking for: the ability to upload any background image in Map view. Add a world map, a floor plan, or just a picture with cute kittens – the map will become more functional or just pleasing to the eye. The images can be JPEG, PNG or BMP format. When the image loads, select the appropriate scale using the slider, and the background is done.

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The Activity diagram was slightly updated. Entries in the chart can now be filtered by the time interval that interests you. It’s possible to narrow it down to the 3 last days, last week, last month, or 3 months.

Last but not least, major strides were made in optimizing performance on huge projects. Whether you have 5 or 500 monitors for each device, it won’t matter much. The program will now be able to cope with even that much load!

That is all for this update. Today we can with all confidence say that Total Network Monitor has never been better!


19 December 2016
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TNI 3.4.1: Scheduled Creation and Export of Reports

As always, greetings to everyone who reads our blog. The first winter update from Softinventive Lab has arrived. This time, the TNI team brings us another oft-requested feature that will make work easier for many of our users. TNI 3 can now not only create reports and export them in a convenient format, but do it automatically according to the schedule you’ve set. A lot of time can be saved if you have both the automatic network scanner and the report builder up and running.
Here’s the complete list of changes:

  • BIG FEATUREAbility to schedule table report generation and export.
  • ImprovedAD sync: Support for escaped symbols in LDAP requests.
  • ImprovedAD sync: Sync can be started or stopped from the storage root folder dropdown menu.
  • ImprovedAD sync: Progress bars for the sync process.
  • ImprovedAD sync: Overwriting of users data during sync is optional and disabled by default.
  • + Some other fixes and improvements.

 

And now onto the main course.

Table reports can now be scheduled and built automatically. Simply copy any standard template or create a new custom template, and you’ll see that a new button has appeared when you hover the mouse over the template:

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Click the button, and the already familiar Scheduler window will appear. Its functionality was somewhat expanded:

scheduler-options
You can schedule reports from here along with the scan tasks. Once the report is built, it can be automatically exported in a common format (TXT, XLSX, CSV or HTML) and then either saved to a folder or sent over email or FTP. The level of comfort is off the charts: the network gets scanned, a report containing the fresh data is sent to your email, and you don’t even have to be around to supervise the process!

We have to point out that, by default, the scheduled report will be built for the whole network tree. To have one built on specific devices or groups, just activate the “Multiple selection” mode and tick the necessary boxes in the network tree before leaving TNI running.

That’s it for this blog post. We’re sure that you’ll make good use of the new feature. Leave a comment or drop us an email, we will be happy to answer your questions.