MetaLAN™ Systems Management
time to take control
OverviewMetaLAN was designed with one main purpose, to make managing a network of desktops and servers easy. Systems Management Software is often complex to install and can have many dependencies and prerequisites. Our software architecture uses only ubiquitous, inbuilt operating system technologies where possible. The result is that in most cases you will be up and running in 5 minutes or less. Managers and technical staff can spend their time managing clients and infrastructure not the software itself.
What's new in version 2:
MetaLAN can run in two modes, stand-alone or server. Stand-alone only requires MetaLAN Administrator to be installed.
Licensing and Activation
Use of MetaLAN Administrator and Server is included with the standard MetaLAN license. A 30 day trial license is included with the installation package.
To activate MetaLAN simply run the activation file you received when you purchased MetaLAN. Tick the MetaLAN install and Click "Activate". For MetaLAN Server this must be done on the computer with the MetaLAN Server Service installed.
Click the following links to download the latest versions of MetaLAN Administrator, Server and License Manager Import Tool.
MetaLAN Administrator All that is required for standalone operation
MetaLAN Server Enables server mode operation
License Manager Import Tool Import License Manager database to MetaLAN Server
How to BuyThe MetaLAN is licensed for the number of computers (nodes) on your network, similar to a client access license (CAL). For example, if you have a domain of 1000 computers including servers you would need to purchase 1000 node licenses.
If you use MetaLAN to scan and/or manage a computer you must purchase a node license for it. If you only wanted to use MetaLAN to scan and manage a subset of the computers on your network you may be able to purchase a lesser quantity. Please contact sales to ask any questions you might have regarding licensing.
Use of all components (Administrator and Server) is included in the license. There is no limit on the number of computers the software can be installed on as long as it is used on the licensed network. There is no limit on the number of users that can use the software.
Licenses come in packs of 50 and the price decreases with the number purchased. Purchase includes 12 months software maintenance, upgrades and email support. Annual maintenance may be extended at any time.
NewsHammer Software Newsletters
MetaLAN 2.6.1 Beta Available12 May 2013
MetaLAN Administrator and Server 2.6.1 Beta Available.
Hammer Software Moving Offices3 February 2013
Hammer Software will be moving offices on the week of the 11th of Feb. Our usual snappy response times may be a little less snappy while we are setting up. We apologise for any delays during this time.
MetaLAN 2.5.4 Released31 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 Released31 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 Magazine1 March 2008
Read the review of MetaLAN in Microsoft's Technet Magazine.
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:Knowledge base
Microsoft Update KB2507938 stops MetaLAN Server19th July 2011
MetaLAN Server stops collecting information after Microsoft Security Update for Windows KB2507938 is installed.
Windows Firewall and MetaLAN
If MetaLAN will not manage or control Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above computers it may be due to the Windows Firewall. Click one the following links to get a guide on how to create a Group Policy to configure Windows Firewall for remote management.HTML: MetaLAN Group Policy
PDF : MetaLAN Group Policy
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.More Information