There are numerous solutions to make the system administrators work (and life) easier. Different approaches can be used for network deployment, tracking, and observation. And the most intelligent (and therefore rare) tools for that are the ones that provide methods for network visualization and mapping. Such tools make the network management a very easy and vivid job. Perhaps, one of the newest and comfortable network mapping tools is 10-Strike LANState.
This brilliant tool only needs to be installed on the administrators computer (no remote installations are required). After it?s been installed, LANState will automatically build your network map, which you can edit manually should that be necessary. For example, you can position the workstations on the map the way they are actually located in the rooms. You can as well print or export the map, or apply other actions to it. However, the main thing the map allows to do is obtain the networks situation (workstations up-time and so on) in the real-time.
LANState carries a couple of other «obvious admins goodies»; those are obtaining the remote computers information (address, user, name), managing shared resources, and the load put on the shared resources by each user. It can scan any computers ports or send instant messages to the remote computers; the computers can be turned off or on remotely. Its a full basket of pleasures. And remember, all of that is possible without installation of any software on the managed computers!
10-Strike LANState 5.5 Monitor hosts, shared resources, FTP and web servers, files, folders, free space, SNMP. Get MAC addresses, scan TCP and UDP ports, be notified when devices turn on or go down
10-Strike Network Monitor 1.81 10-Strike Network Monitor is a network device status monitor which allows you to obtain online data on the time a device becomes available and the time it goes out, and thus ensure