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EMCO Network Inventory - What's New in Version 5.6

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
 Release: 5.8 | 5.7 | 5.6 | 5.5 | 5.4 | 5.3 | 5.2 | 5.0 | 4.8
Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 5.6.2 (April 27, 2010)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved performance of the Installed Applications Change Log generation

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Rename operation doesn't work for Alternate Credentials items
  • Potential errors during a machine scan may cause scan cancellation

Version 5.6.1 (April 15, 2010)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved Alternate Credentials view to offer data sorting

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Information about monitors isn't displayed in machine summary for specific types of monitors
  • Wrong progress is displayed during scan operations
  • Auto-Create feature of Alternate Credentials creates items for Machines that were removed

Version 5.6 (February 3, 2010)

Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 support

Starting from this version the application is fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. It can work under these platforms to collect inventory information from remote PCs. Also application now can get inventory information from PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2.

Customizable report header

Customization options for integrated inventory report were extended to include company, author or any other information in a report header. Now any report page can include properties, defined on the Preferences dialog. And, of course, customizable header can be configured to be shown or hidden on a report, depending of your needs.

Data export and report for custom scan operations

Custom scan operations are very helpful when you need to find specific file system or registry entries on remote PCs. They used to detect unlicensed content (MP3 files, for example) across the network and other similar cases often. If scan operations detects a lot of entries, it's hard to process them using on-screen data viewer. But now you can export scan results into a various formats or generate an integrated report to process outside the application.

Improved inventory report

Integrated inventory report was reworked to optimize the report size. All unnecessary page breaks were removed. It helped to significantly reduce a wasted space.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved inventory of memory banks to include information about both filled and empty banks and also information about bank capacity and installed memory.
  • Simplified notes creation process for selected PC
  • Improved data entering and modification on the Edit dialog
  • Improved log messages format and diagnostics
  • Improved integrated Help

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Wrong list of machines in Application Count report
  • Incorrect processing of case-sensitive domain names
  • Possible Access Violation on the Edit dialog
  • Report generation failure for selected range of IP addresses
  • Problem with opening of Management Tools views
  • Incorrect processing of masks, defined for application names
  • Wrong extracting of environment variables from Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7
Product Facts

Did you know that Network Inventory does not need any client software installed on your computers for successfull auditing?

Did you know that Network Inventory allows you to create your own reports by using built-in Report Builder?

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