The Expert Network Inventory of the Network
Administrator can quickly and easily list the total number of
software licenses the company owns. To view the software licenses
table, select the Software Licenses page on the
Software group of the Object
Inspector. The Software Licenses page
will be displayed.
The licenses table contains information on the number of installed
software for the entire network and the corresponding number of
licenses for each software title. An installation count is also the
total software count for the entire inventoried network.
The table has five columns. The Category column
displays a category of an installed program. If it has the
NONE value, the program does not belong to any
category. The software categories will be written about in detail
below. The Software Name column shows the software
name of the program. The Installation Count column
displays the installation count of the program on the computer on
your Network, and the License Count displays the
number of licenses of this program that your company legally
With the Exclude from the report column you can
exclude some programs from the License Report,
checking it. To exclude all programs click the Exclude All
button. To include all programs click Include
All. These buttons are located under the table.
Before starting the work with software licenses you need to
select the Tools|Recalculate Installed
Software item in the main menu of the program or press
F2. In the open Software Licenses
page you can also click the Recalculate Installed
Software. You should do it every time before doing the
License Report to keep information about the
software installed up-to-date.
The License count table works in the following
way. The Network Administrator needs to manually enter the number
of legal licenses the company owns for every software title in the
corresponding cell. The table has a column named Exclude
from report which allows you to exclude some titles from
the printed Licenses Report.
Once the Network Administrator enters the software license number
they can generate a report that displays the difference between the
number of licenses the company owns for every title and the number
of installations for every software product actually found by
clicking the License Report button.
Working with software categories
Software can be grouped by categories. What are software
For the more convenient arrangement of software titles ENI allows
grouping software by categories. Each software category has its
priority and software order in the Software
License list. You can manage categories from the
Software Categories Manager. When all categories
have been created, arrange software titles between it using the
dialog “Assign Categories”. If you delete a
category, all the software that it contains will come back into the
Once you have grouped all the software by category, you can later
quickly access the required software instead of searching for it
among thousands of software titles.
For example, suppose that a lot of freeware is installed on your
company's computers. Since there is no need to specify the license
count for this software category, you can create the category
Freeware with the lowest priority and assign this
category to all the freeware installed on your computers. All of
the freeware will be placed at the bottom of the list without
interfering with your work with commercial software.
Another example to show how categories can be useful: suppose you
want to create reports about the software of different publishers:
Oracle, Corel, etc. You create
categories named according to the publishers' titles and assign
them the highest priority. In this case the software of these
companies will be compactly placed at the top of the software
To create or remove software categories click the Software Category
Manager button. The Software Category Manager will
be displayed. To create a new category click New.
In the displayed empty row enter the name of the new category and
To delete a category select it and click
Remove. When you have finished working with
categories, click the Confirm button to save your
changes, or Cancel to close the dialog without any
Assigning software categories to software titles
To assign software categories to software click the
Assign Categories button.
The Assign Categories dialog window will be
In the left columns you can see the software titles that have no
categories. In the Category combobox on the upper
right select the category you want to assign to programs. Select a
program title without categories and with the upper arrow move it
to the right column. To unassign a category select the program
title in the right column and move to the left column with the
Saving your work and print the License report
Information on software and licenses are stored in database in
separate tables. When you change the network structure or
installing new software you must refresh license information in
these tables. Select Recalculate Installed
Software or press F2.
If you have changed the Departments Tree, new
software titles or PCs have appeared in your network and you cannot
see the changes you have made, you should press
"F2" or click the Recalculated Installed
Software button on the Software Licenses
page to recalculate the Software licenses.
When you are about to leave the software licenses page, please
click the Save button to apply the changes you have made.
You can print the license information from the Software
Licenses page using the Licenses Report