How Expert Network Inventory works?
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Configure ENI agent module
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Configure Administrator's Application
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Installation and Setup

To install and work with the application, you need to execute the following items:

  1. First, download and run the enisetup.exe file from our site to install the application. You can install new versions without removing the old version. All user data and configuration will be kept.

  2. After you have installed the application, run it. During the first run, ENI will collect information about your computer. The ENI Agent window will appear and you will be able to see the collection process. When the ENI Agent finishes its work, please click the Close button. After that, the Administrator's Application will start and your computer will appear in the Network Tree. Click your computer icon in the Network Tree. You can view different information about your PC by switching between categories in the Object Inspector (right panel). Now you can configure the Expert Network Inventory to collect information about all the computers on your network.

  3. Create a folder on a shared server disk and name it, for example, C:\Share\ENI. This folder will be used to keep the XML files created by the user’s computers. Find the Agent subfolder in the folder where you have installed the application (e.g.: “C:\Program Files\ExpertUnion.Com\Expert Network Inventory” or “C:\Program Files (x86)\ExpertUnion.Com\Expert Network Inventory” on 64-bit versions of Windows), copy eniagent.exe and eniagen64.exe from the Agent subfolder to the previously created folder (C:\Share\ENI) and run eniagent.exe or eniagent64.exe, depending on your currently installed OS (32- or 64-bit), in the new location.

    If you haven't run the Administrator's Application (eni.exe) yet, run it, and then click System | Preferences and specify the path to the previously created folder (C:\Share\ENI) in the “Paths to the folders with inventory data files” field. To do this click the “Add Path” button, enter the path in the popped-up dialog window, and click OK. Click Apply and Close in order to close the Preferences dialog.
    You can have several folders to store XML files. It is convenient when you have independent segments in the network or you intend to get some XML's from remote computers by FTP or e-mail. ENI will process all files in the folders listed in the “Paths to the folders with inventory data files” field. Look into the “Configure Administrator’s Application” help topic to learn more.

  4. Configure all the user's workstations to run the eniAgent.exe application. The easiest way to do this is to add the eniagent.exe launch command to the user's logon scripts.

In addition, you can select the asset data categories that you want to exclude from collecting. It is useful to decrease the XML file size and time of data processing. You can add custom data to collect it in XML. All information concerning ENI Agent configuration and advanced operation is described in detail in “Configure ENI Agent module”.
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