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AUDITING "STAND-ALONE" STATIONS

FILES REQUIRED FOR "STAND-ALONE" AUDITS

NETKEEPER EXPRESS can also collect data from computers that are not linked to your network. In order to do this, you have to create a data collection diskette. You will run the audit from the diskette and use the UPDATE FROM SURVEY function to update your main database.

The data collection diskettes include the audit programs and the audit files required by NETKEEPER.

CREATING A MASTER HARDWARE DATA COLLECTION DISKETTE

To create a master data collection, follow these steps:

These are the hardware audit and the configuration audit programs, respectively.

To conserve diskette space you may remove the following files on your master collection diskette:

From your working NetKeeper directory copy the following files :

You now have a master Hardware Audit collection diskette. The maximum number of units you can audit is determined by your NETKEEPER software license. Call your supplier or Multima Corporation to increase the maximum number of units you may audit.

CREATING A MASTER SOFTWARE DATA COLLECTION DISKETTE

To conserve diskette space you may remove the following files on your master collection diskette:

From your working NetKeeper directory copy the following files :

You now have a master Software Audit collection diskette. The maximum number of units you can audit is determined by your NETKEEPER software license. Call your supplier or Multima Corporation to increase the maximum number of units you may audit.

In auditing stand-alone stations, two strategies can be employed:

1-. Single diskette method. Copy audit programs and files to one diskette. This is the fastest method and the easiest to setup. (see above)

2-. Two diskette method. Copy the audit programs to one diskette, use the second diskette for data only. With this method you can store more data in the data files and gives you better protection against "viruses", as you can write protect the floppy with the executable files.

When using method two you need to copy the contents of both diskettes to a local directory on the PC being audited. Next audit the PC and copy the data files back to the floppy. Lastly, delete the audit directory from the PC. A simple batch file can automate this process. See suggested batch (in this document) for a sample two diskette sample batch file. You must copy the same batch file to both diskettes.

For best performance run the audit from the local hard drive, floppy drives are very slow! This is specially important for the Software Audit.

REQUIRED FILES

Hardware audit

 

Configuration audit

 

Software audit

For NetKeeper Express you also need to copy *.ini to the data diskette.

Suggested batch file -- two diskette method

This batch file assumes that the stand-alone machine has been "booted" and that the default drive is drive c:. The batch file also assumes that there is sufficient space on the hard drive to copy the audit files.

Copy the required EXE files, the BATCHRAM.EXE program (from the PD subdirectory), the lkup.* files and the batch file to the program diskette, copy all other *.dat, *.mem and *.k* files and the batch file to the data diskette. To run the suggested batch file you also need to copy the program batchram.exe to the program diskette. The program batchram.exe is in the PD subdirectory of your NetKeeper directory. To prevent from accidental erasure and to avoid propagating viruses, write protect the program diskette.

To use this batch file you may need to change the drive letter references. Also check that you are deleting files from the audit directory only! Check that the del *.* line in the batch (towards the end of the batch file) affects only the audit directory.

 

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