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Giveaway of the day — 10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer

10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer is a program for compiling the hardware and software inventory installed on network computers.
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10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer is a program for compiling the hardware and software inventory installed on network computers. This program helps system administrators view computers' configurations remotely, generate a variety of reports, and plan upgrades. Track changes in hardware and software on network computers!

10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer determines the processors running on network computers, how much memory is installed, who uses flash drives, and similar configuration details. A system administrator can obtain information about software installed, including information on operating systems, hotfixes, and programs included in the startup. Each time the program scans the computers on a network, it compares their current state with the previous state and generates a log showing any changes. The program uses WMI technology and does not require the installation of any additional software on users' computers.

Thus, it is easy to deploy the 10-Strike Network Inventory Explorer tool, even on huge networks.

NB: The program uses WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) for accessing the remote computer's data directly, without installing additional software. WMI is NOT supported in Windows 95/98/NT, XP Home, Vista Home Basic. It can be installed as an option in Windows 2003. WMI can not be added to XP Home and Vista Home Basic.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Publisher:

10-Strike Software

Homepage:

http://www.10-strike.com/networkinventoryexplorer/

File Size:

1.45 MB

Price:

$99.95

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#35

This is usefull to me, thank you!

8 out od 10

Reply   |   Comment by totimato  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

I am a home network user. This program was of interest to me because I am lazy and I liked the idea of having an inventory without doing much work. Well actually, there is a little work required but not too much. The inventory is more thorough than I can imagine using. The reports can be printed out and kept for insurance (that's my motive, anyway).

When I was doing a survey of my wireless network with this program I found that one of my friendly neighbors had hacked my weak security and was stealing bandwidth. However, after the scan I lost my own connection to the gateway and spent awhile restoring it.

The price of the product seems to me to be too much for small users. A lite, or home networks, version might be a good additional market.

I am pleased overall and give my thumb up.

Reply   |   Comment by KM  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I found it was far more tempermental with WMI than Total Network Inventory v1.5.38.1 was, and without a separate application that would reside on the remote systems as Total Network Inventory v1.5.38.1 has, I would find it hard to recommend this application for anyone, free or otherwise due to the sheer complexity of setting it up to work right with WMI (And the fact that I didn’t get it working either following their steps.)

Having an application that resides on the remote systems is better...how?

Reply   |   Comment by raylu  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Good for businesses, pretty useless otherwise :(

How about a flash maker GAOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

We just had one of these network inventory programs a week or two back. Thanks but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Sidney  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I think he is saying that most home users dont actually have huge networks of computers to "inventory" so the software is targeting a small group of people...but thanks anyways GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Pinoski  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

just saw comment 23. Does that mean we can install on Windows home and use for a LAN? Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Alba  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Do not have WMI. So yeah.. thanks anyway. Good idea for a program.

Reply   |   Comment by Alba  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

#17, I can point out at least a half-dozen that do just because the computers came with it. Just because *I* stopped at win2k is more because I don't buy preinstalled (or preassembled) systems- at least I didn't use to.

#24, who uses domains as a regular thing on a home network? Ok, maybe there's a reason, but I'll let you lay it out for me.

Anyway, 10-strike is a strike-out on network inventory. For any non-commercial use I can think of. I *might* give the agent a try, but for now NEI fails with a memory exception, so I'll probably just nuke it.

I'm with the other guy, but I give it only one point.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert McMains  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

#7, #10, #17. Commercial use means using it to fix someone else's system and getting paid for it. Using it on one's own system, stand alone or networked, is private use, not commercial use.

Reply   |   Comment by pc rose  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Too bad I was hoping for fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Cya tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by Amy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

It was OK...so far

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

#15 Did you try these freewares? :) Looks like the second link is broken...

10-Strike Inventory starts working in a properly configured corporate network without a hitch. There is no problem with configuring WMI when you use domains. I am trying the trial version and I like it (it does not have the 25 PCs limit).

Reply   |   Comment by BlackLabel  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

By the way, if you can not get the inventory explorer to work via WMI, you can use Network Inventory Agent. It acts as a server on the remote computers and sends the inventory data to the main program via usual client-server technology.
Download it here:
http://www.10-strike.com/networkinventoryexplorer/network-inventory-agent.exe

Reply   |   Comment by 10-Strike.com  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

just wanted to say thank you for having such cool stuff recently!!!
i personally don't have a use for this, but it is definately interesting and sounds like it will be useful to many people.

Reply   |   Comment by guudkarma  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

...uh guys all the wmi files are at the bottom of the discryption

Reply   |   Comment by Brandon  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Hello everyone! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/10-strike-network-inventory-explorer-v1-4/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Another free alternative:

www.spiceworks.com

Reply   |   Comment by Tyger Claw  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I do not use remote control software, but
http://www.twd-industries.com/
is an alternative option to network inventory explorer. And is incredible small and fast.
But the license is not free...
Afranio

Reply   |   Comment by Afranio  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

No self respecting IT'er would buy this unless (s)he is a MSCE dolt.

With the help of Winaudit (as mentioned as well by #15 Bubby) and the built in functionality of remote desktop you can do what this does without any hassle and without needing WMI. It will even work on any machine that runs Windows. It doesn't need an install. Best of all, it is absolutely 100 % free, even for commercial use.

So why exactly would one install this program? It presumes that everyone in a business network is using Windows 2003, XP pro, or the higher ends of Vista. Any serious business isn't using Vista unless they have either a huge IT department for computers that don't do more then run MS Office or an IT department with suicidal tendencies. In lots of companies you will find workstations that don't really need XP pro and thus only have XP home. Which means that 10-Strike has struck out.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian Dude  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Other Free Alternatives

SIW - http://www.gtopala.com/
WinAudit - http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm

There are many others, but these are the best I've come across.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Efficient resource for identification and monitoring of individual computers on your network, including their associated components (BIOS, mobo, memory, partitions, boot config, drivers etc.) and software (programs, media, hotfixes).

The program simplifies networking, particularly for the beginner; for instance, you can add computers individually, via IP range or by scanning the network neighborhood. More advanced users may appreciate the ability to customize data fields and set up filters that allow you to identify and utilize features from individual computers for a specific project. Reports can be generated in HTML, Excel, Word or .txt formats.

Driver identification is a helpful feature; with it, you can identify critical drivers and save them to disk, to be restored in the event of an OS upgrade or partial system failure.

My suggestions would be as follows:

1. improvement on the 'utilitarian' interface;
2. a more detailed view of the software installed on each machine;
3. an option to monitor and test network security;
4. the ability to test network speed;
5. network and 'sharing' troubleshooter.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

WMI is preinstalled in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. WMI is available as a download for Windows 95 and Windows 98.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Not stable product. Four attempts to run and four crashes when works.

Reply   |   Comment by alexy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Thank you to GAOTD for some of the programs you provide for free. This is not one of the programs that could be suggested to many. Other than report generation on multiple computers this appears to be something that Belarc Advisor could easily provide the exact same information. The biggest difference is Belarc will not take up space and will not run as such a resource hog. The best advice I have is for the author of this program to realize he has struck out and try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Mutt  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Who has any use for this if it is for strict non-commercial use?

Furthermore it only works with WMI which is not supported on most OS.

It sounds like a great tool, but not as a great GAOTD.

I would like to anyway thank GAOTD for bringing us all the good stuf they usually do.

Reply   |   Comment by anonymous  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

#2 --> WMI is installed by default on windows..

Reply   |   Comment by Stevie H  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Good stuff - with some limitations.

It doesn't appear to say this anywhere, but this version is limited to making an inventory of 25 PCs. Which - in fairness - is completely in keeping with the $99 price tag (see http://www.10-strike.com/order.shtml)

With this in mind, I daresay that it's useful for (really!!) small networks, but otherwise you should consider this a taster.

As for #2's comments.. Most don't have WMI? Assuming your PCs are all Windows based then - no offence - maybe you should be asking why you're running a network with home-based operating systems?

Reply   |   Comment by Scottishguy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

@ #1: Read the 'terms and conditions'! Strictly non-commercial usage!!!
(So no employee watching...)

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

man, this program looks like big ben. You won't be able to play games or msn at ur work! sniff. isn't this illegal? Like against privacy or sumething? anyway this program is great. too great. my boss has installed it.grr. a pain in the a**

Reply   |   Comment by nicolas0189  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Thanks GAOTD, But theres not much use for this program to me even
though i have several computers and devices linked together.
Good effort.

Reply   |   Comment by ( ( ( (((ECHO))) ) ) )  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

When I install, I have an Error!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

hum no need of this but since it is provided by gaotd so thanks for it

Reply   |   Comment by amar77  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Useless if you don't have WMI. And the most don't. So in a scale from 0-10 I give the program 2 points.

Reply   |   Comment by Arjan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Great software for my business! Easy to use interface showing all the components on the computers for my network! Even if this was not from GAOTD, I would still buy it. Also good to see if my employees are playing games or not :)

Reply   |   Comment by That-Guy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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