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MetaLAN Administrator 2.6.4.305 28 August 2013

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

Enhancements:
  • Added Summary Window/Tool
  • Added alert by duplicate MAC
  • Added BIOS version information to scan
  • Added OEM Strings information to scan
  • Improved report performance
  • Tested on Windows 8
  • Expanded recognised chassis types
  • Updated filters
  • Added network latency per node
  • Add network latency per subnet report
  • Update bundled VNC to TightVNC 2.6
  • Added explore computer to browser
  • Enhanced computer detail in browser can be copied
  • Added report by Discovery Date
  • Add report by OS Install Date
Fixes:
  • 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
Requirements:
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Server 2012, Server 2008 R1/R2, 2003, XP, 32bit and 64bit supported
  • MetaLAN Server 2.6 is required for Server Mode


 
MetaLAN Administrator Version 2.7.1 Beta      19 August 2014
 


 
 
Changes
 
Enhancements:
  • 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
Fixes:
  • N/A
Known Issues:
  • Health Monitor does not work for Windows 8 targets.
  • Server-mode requires MetaLAN Server Version 2.7.1
Current Requirements:
  • Windows 8 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit, 2008 32/64bit, 2003 32/64bit, XP.
  • If using server-mode MetaLAN Server Version 2.7.1 or later required.


MetaLAN Server 2.6.1.238 12th July 2013

  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.

Requirements:
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Server 2012, Server 2008 R1/R2, 2003, XP, 32bit and 64bit supported. Server OS Recommended.
  • MetaLAN Administrator 2.6 is required, Server 2.6.1 is not backward compatible with older versions of MetaLAN Administrator
Enhancements:
  • 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
Fixes:
  • Bug causing historic report data to be truncated


MetaLAN Server 2.7.1 Beta 19 August 2014

 

MetaLAN Server is part of the MetaLAN Systems Management Suite.

Enhancements:
  • Compatibility with MetaLAN Administrator 2.7.1
Known Issues:
  • Requires version 2.7.1 or later of MetaLAN Administrator
  • Microsoft WMI Registry Connector can return junk strings: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2751335 (MetaLAN junk string detection is sufficiently reliable that the bug should not lead to any significant error in inventory reporting)
  • CPU description may not be reported correctly for Windows XP and Server 2003 please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953955


Mini Contract Manager 2.3.4.40 21st October 2012

 

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

Features:
  • 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, 32bit, 64bit
This Version:
  • New skins
  • Security fixes
  • Minor bug fixes


MetaPing FREE Visual Ping Monitor 1.2.3.19 7th April 2010


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  MetaPing is a FREE Visual Ping Monitor that makes it quick and easy to keep an eye on the health of your network.
 
Features:
- 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 1.0.1.4 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 2.0.1.47


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

Microsoft Update KB2507938 stops MetaLAN Server
19th July 2011

MetaLAN Server stops collecting information after Microsoft Security Update for Windows KB2507938 is installed.


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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MetaLAN Administrator 2.6.1 Released
12 July 2013

One stop Windows Systems Management. Update to the latest version or download the free 30 day trial now. MetaLAN Server 2.6.1 required for Server Mode.


MetaLAN Server 2.6.1 Released
12 July 2013

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 2.6.1 required.


MetaLAN 2.5.4 Released
31 January 2012

One stop Windows Systems Management. Update to the latest version or download the free 30 day trial now.


MetaLAN Server 2.5.2 Released
31 January 2012

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 in Technet Magazine
1 March 2008

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