XIA Configuration Feature

Item Comparison

Track changes and compare versions

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Configuration Comparison Tool

Use XIA Configuration to compare current configuration against previous versions to see changes, or to compare items to see differences.

Baselines allow you to compare configuration to a "golden build" so you can determine when a Windows server, Active Directory object or any other item does not adhere to your organization's configuration policy.

Here are a few examples where item comparison is used:

  • Green tick Detect software installed on a Windows Machine
  • Green tick Detect services added or removed from a Windows Server
  • Green tick Detect unauthorised changes to an Active Directory schema
  • Green tick Detect databases added to a SQL instance
  • Green tick Detect changes to the code of a stored procedure
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Watch our configuration comparison tool in action

The following video demonstrates the item comparison feature. Firstly, security settings are changed on a server that has previously been scanned. The server is then scanned again and the latest version is compared with the previous version.

A demonstration video of the item comparison feature within XIA Configuration

To see an overview video, visit the XIA Configuration product page. To see all the tutorials, visit our tutorials page.

Change Tracking Example

In this example, the World Wide Web Publishing service is disabled in the services management console:

Disable WWW service screenshot
World Wide Web Publishing service disabled

Then an ODBC data source server name is changed:

Change ODBC screenshot
ODBC data source server name changed

Once the item has been scanned by the client, the item is compared with a previous version:

Screenshot showing the Compare option in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing the Compare option in the XIA Configuration web interface

The results of the comparison are displayed in the user interface:

Screenshot showing comparison results in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing comparison results in the XIA Configuration web interface

Export to PDF

The results of the comparison can be exported to PDF. Click the image below to see an example.

Comparison results exported to PDF
Comparison results exported to PDF
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Export to XML

The results can also be exported to XML and viewed and analysed in Microsoft Excel:

Excel comparison screenshot
Comparison results exported to XML and viewed in Excel

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