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
MetaPing 1.5 Released20 April 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 Released18 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 Released12th 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 Released16 April 2016
Multi User Contract Life Cycle Management. Download the free 30 day trial now.
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
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.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.Manually migrate MetaLAN Server to a new server
Microsoft Update KB2507938 stops MetaLAN Server19th 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.More Information