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MetaLAN Administrator 18 December 2016

MetaLAN is a systems management, remote computing, software audit / software license tracking and hardware inventory tool offering agent-less management of the Windows computers on your network.


Recent Changes

  • Improved Summary Tool, additional reports and better performance
  • Overhaul of the License Manager module
  • Added license accounting by installation, device or user
  • Added license bias setting
  • Run license report from License Manager module
  • Improved performance of License Manager module
  • Added Summary Window/Tool
  • Added BIOS version information to scan
  • Added OEM Strings information to scan
  • Improved report performance
  • Tested on Windows 10
  • Expanded recognised chassis types
  • Updated filters
  • Added network latency per node
  • Add network latency per subnet report
  • Added explore computer to browser
  • Enhanced computer detail in browser can be copied
  • Added report by Discovery Date
  • Add report by OS Install Date
  • Alpha-numeric sorts in main browser were case sensitive
  • Chassis information would not display
  • CPU Reported as unknown until CPU details viewed
  • Fixed crash when Process Viewer connected to a computer that is shutdown
  • Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Server 2012, Server 2008 R1/R2, 2003, XP, 32bit and 64bit supported
  • MetaLAN Server 2.7 is required for Server Mode

MetaLAN Administrator Version 2.7.2 Beta      12 June 2017

  • Look and feel of Storage Summary
  • Updated splash screen
  • Display issues with setup wizard
  • Sort columns is Process Monitor
Known Issues:
  • N/A
Current Requirements:
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • If using server-mode MetaLAN Server Version 2.7 or later required.

MetaLAN Server 12th December 2016

  MetaLAN Server is part of the MetaLAN Systems Management Suite. The MetaLAN Server service periodically scans your network and stores the information it collects for quick retrieval by MetaLAN Administrator.

We recommended you read the installation guide before installing.

  • Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Server 2012, Server 2008 R1/R2, 2003, XP, 32bit and 64bit supported. Server OS Recommended.
  • Requires version 2.7.1 or later of MetaLAN Administrator
  • Added BIOS version information to scan
  • Added OEM Strings information to scan
  • Expanded recognised chassis types
  • Add network latency per node
  • Detect duplicate MAC addresses
  • Bug causing historic report data to be truncated
  • Bug causing "Not a valid file name" error on 64bit OS
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Mini Contract Manager 16 April 2016


Mini Contract Manager is a flexible easy to use database application designed to take the pain out of managing multiple contracts.

  • Multi-user database.
  • Contract Lifecycle Management.
  • Configurable email templates.
  • Visual alerts when a contract is due for review.
  • Search function.
  • Link multiple parties to contracts.
  • Assign administrators to contract.
  • Link files to contracts.
  • Windows, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 32bit, 64bit
This Version:
  • Added Contract Value Field
  • New skins
  • Security fixes
  • Fixed database did not re-open after backup

MetaPing FREE Visual Ping Monitor 7th April 2010

  MetaPing is a FREE Visual Ping Monitor that makes it quick and easy to keep an eye on the health of your network.
- Easy to read status for each host.
- Host grouping for quick problem analysis.
- Uptime for each host.
- Runs on NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 2008, Windows 7, 32bit and 64bit.

ProbeServer Database Tool 8th March 2008


ProbeServer does not require regular maintenance to continue to work reliably. However, if you want to keep the database in tip top condition you can use the database tool. Remove old or redundant data like software titles that are no longer installed on the network.

This version is also compatible with MetaLAN Server

FloppyBase 1.6 Free

  A free advanced floppy disk imaging program with media conversion and network operation. Supports 360K,720K,1.2MB,1.44MB,2.88MB diskettes. Works under Windows 95,98,ME,NT,2000 and XP.

Instant Image Creator 1.0 Free

  A free program that converts FloppyBase image files into stand alone self extracting and self creating image files. i.e. you don't need any other software to re-create the floppy disk. Image life limited to 30 days.


Quick Support

Hammer Software Knowledge base

If you are experiencing a problem with one of our products or want to know the answer to common questions and issues go here:

Information Knowledge base
Network Computers report "The RPC server is unavailable" and do not appear in MetaLAN

If this error is reported for Windows 7 (and later) computers this can be because WMI is blocked by the Advanced Firewall.

Information Allow WMI through the Firewall using Group Policy

How to manually migrate MetaLAN Server to a new server

To manually migrate the MetaLAN Server database to a new server follow the steps in this article.

Information Manually migrate MetaLAN Server to a new server

How to diagnose problems with target computers
6 May 2017

To diagnose possible problems with the target computers please read the following KB Article

Using MetaLAN in Server Mode

MetaLAN™ can run as a standalone application. However, using MetaLAN Server will reduce and distribute the network load required for data collection. MetaLAN Server offers a central location for the collection and distribution of the data collected from the computers on the network. Best of all, MetaLAN Server included free when you buy MetaLAN.

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Hammer Software Newsletters

MetaPing 1.6 Released
2 May 2017

MetaPing is a visual ping tool that helps you keep an eye on the health of your network. Best of all... it's FREE! Enjoy compliments Hammer Software.

MetaLAN Administrator 2.7.1 Released
18 December 2016

One stop Windows Systems Management. Update to the latest version or download the free 30 day trial now. MetaLAN Server 2.7.1 or later required for Server Mode.

MetaLAN Server 2.7.1 Released
12th December 2016

MetaLAN Server periodically scans a network and stores the information in a database for quick retrieval by MetaLAN Administrator. Use is included in the MetaLAN Administrator license. MetaLAN Administrator 2.7.1 or greater required.

Mini Contract Manager 2.3.7 Released
16 April 2016

Multi User Contract Life Cycle Management. Download the free 30 day trial now.

MetaLAN in Technet Magazine
1 March 2008

Read the review of MetaLAN in Microsoft's Technet Magazine.