Algorius Net Viewer Manual
General Information

General Information

Algorius Net Viewer contains an inventory module that provides the following features:

  • Automatically collecting information on computer hardware and software.
  • Displaying the collected information in a structured way.
  • Correcting and supplementing the collected information with your data.
  • Keeping track of virtually any information.
  • Generating various reports.
  • Keeping track of changes.

Automatically the application gathers and displays the following info:

  • Computer name, description, domain (workgroup), DNS name, vendor, model, SID (Security Identifier);
  • Operating system: name, service pack, architecture, serial number and key;
  • Installed software: name, author, version, installation date and location, website link;
  • Motherboard: manufacturer, model, version, serial number;
  • BIOS: manufacturer, model, version, serial number;
  • CPUs: name, manufacturer, frequency, socket type, CPUID;
  • Memory slots: manufacturer, volume, location, frequency, serial number, part number;
  • Drives: name, type, volume, free space, serial number;
  • Network cards: name, manufacturer, type, bandwidth, MAC and IP addresses, network mask, gateway, DNS servers;
  • Video cards: name, processor, memory, video mode, maximum frequency, drivers date and version;
  • Monitors: name, model, manufacture date, serial number, socket;
  • Printers: name, driver, port, DPI;
  • Input devices: mice and keyboards;
  • Audio cards, modems, batteries.

There are various ways of taking inventory:

  • Automatically over the network;
  • Using the Inventory Agent with the receipt via the Web server;
  • Using the Inventory Agent with the import from a file/directory;
  • Manually.

See Taking Inventory for more information.

The collected information is stored on inventory cards in the database. Each inventory card can be assigned to one or more devices on one or more cards. See Card Assignment for more information.

Inventory cards can be edited or supplemented with your own data; for example, for specifying serial numbers, indicating the cost and date of equipment purchase, etc. There are almost unlimited possibilities for record keeping. For example, you can create and maintain equipment repair logs, furniture and other equipment accounting, various specifications, etc. See Configuring Sections for more information.

Using Inventory reports you can see detailed info about one device or aggregated info about devices group. E.g. you can check the list of various printer models in the company and define who has particular printer. There is also aggregated info about one PC displayed and detailed info about its components.

Change log is maintained: it is displayed which components or software were added or deleted. E.g. you can see that HDD was dismantled on a particular date and its serial number, and then use search to find where it is installed now. Change log is available using the change log report.