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Upcoming changes to XIA Configuration Server

23rd March 2017

Ensure you're ready for the new XIA Configuration Server!

The next release of our automated documentation tool XIA Configuration Server is coming soon.  Due to the improvements we've made to security, we are moving to the latest version of the .NET Framework - version 4.6.2. Please review the revised list of installation requirements below.

Note: The list of supported target systems that are scanned will not be affected by this update.

Operating Systems

The following operating systems are supported for the installation of both the XIA Configuration Server and Client:
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Desktop Operating Systems

The following desktop operating systems are supported for the trial version and single user technician's license installations:
  • Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)

.NET Framework 4.6.2

  • .NET Framework version 4.6.2 is installed automatically*

Internet Information Server

  • Internet Information Server is installed automatically

SQL

The following versions of SQL are supported for the installation of the XIA Configuration Server:
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2008 R2

Automatic Client Updates

* For automatic updates, although the installer will automatically install .NET Framework 4.6.2 if the prerequisites are met, we would recommend that it is installed manually before performing an automatic update.
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XIA Configuration Server v9.0

31st January 2017

Automated documentation of your Microsoft Azure infrastructure!

The latest release of our automated documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes the following:

Microsoft Azure Tenant document screenshot Active Directory screenshot



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XIA Configuration Server Tutorials

27th October 2016

Find out how to automatically document your network!

Watch the following tutorials to discover tips on how to use XIA Configuration Server:




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XIA Configuration Server v8.2

27th September 2016

Automated documentation of your network, now with compliance benchmarks!

The latest release of our automated documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes the following:

Active Directory Computer screenshot Windows Basic Compliance Benchmark screenshot
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XIA Configuration Server v8.1

7th June 2016

Automated documentation of your server infrastructure is now easier than ever!

The latest release of our network documentation tool XIA Configuration Server includes major updates centred around VMware systems:

VMware distributed virtual switch diagram
  • Licensed features, network configuration, security profiles and more are included when documenting VMware hosts.
VMware host navigation
  • Improved performance and stability.
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XIA Configuration Server v8.0

Automated technical documentation is now easier than ever...


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XIA Configuration Server v7.3

Automated technical documentation, now on your mobile device!

  • Support for tablet devices such as the Apple iPad
  • Support for documenting Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  • Improved performance and stability.

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XIA Configuration Server at IP EXPO

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XIA Configuration Server v7.2

We are proud to announce the release of XIA Configuration Server version 7.2


XIA Configuration Server version 7.2 adds:

As well as a large number of other improvements and fixes.

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XIA Configuration Server v7.1

We are proud to announce the release of XIA Configuration Server version 7.1



XIA Configuration Server version 7.1 adds:
  • The ability to document Microsoft network load balancing (NLB) clusters.
  • The ability to document Citrix XenApp 6.0 and 6.5 farms.
  • The ability to document generic network devices that could not otherwise be scanned with the XIA Configuration Client.
As well as a large number of other improvements and fixes.

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CENTREL Solutions is at the IP EXPO 2015

We are happy to announce that CENTREL Solutions will be exhibiting at the #IP EXPO 2015, the number one IT infrastructure show in the UK.

IP Expo photo

7-8 October 2015

ExCel London

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SNMP data collector and MIB browser integrated

We are pleased to announce that we have integrated an SNMP data collector and MIB browser into XIA Configuration.

This will help us to develop new agents for the software. Find out more about the MIB browser:

www.centrel-solutions.com/support/tools.aspx?feature=mibbrowser

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XIA Configuration Server v6 Released

23rd June 2014

CENTREL Solutions is happy to announce the release of XIA Configuration Server version 6.0. This new version provides:

  • Major improvements to the presentation in both web format and PDF output.
  • Major improvements to Microsoft failover cluster documentation including support for file share quorums and Hyper-V clustering.
  • Major improvements to the Active Directory agent including replication schedules, trust diagrams and inter-site links
  • Added the ability to document Windows Update configuration settings.

For more information please see www.centrel-solutions.com/xiaconfiguration

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XIA Configuration Server v5 Released

1st November 2013

CENTREL Solutions is happy to announce the release of XIA Configuration Server version 5.0. This new version provides:

  • Improved support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Support for the documentation of Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Custom credentials can now be used for scanning computers on workgroups and untrusted domains
  • The ability to document SSL certificates

For more information please see www.centrel-solutions.com/xiaconfiguration

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XIA Links Version 2.0 Released

CENTREL Solutions are pleased to announce the availability of XIA Links version 2.0. The latest version of the desktop application launcher now provides support for offline users allowing for redundancy during a server or network outage as well as providing greatly improved support for laptop users.

Files are stored as compressed RSA signed XML files to minimise the footprint and to help tamperproof the configuration.


This release also includes the ability to lock down the application in a more refined way using Group Policy. This helps when using the application in a restricted kiosk style and when replacing Novell Application Launcher.

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XIA Configuration Server 2012

XIA Configuration Server 4.0 is to be released 16th January 2012 - this is a major new release that builds on the success of previous versions of XIA Configuration and continues to expand it's agent capabilities and other functionality

Version 4.0 adds support for:
  • Documentation of Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance Settings
  • Terminal Services (Remote Desktop Session Hosts)
  • Improved XIA Configuration Cloud Hosting
  • Custom Attribute Extensibility
  • Item Creation Rules
  • Item History management
  • Improved Item Comparison User Interface

New Terminal Server Support

Terminal Server general settings

Windows Machines now include Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance Settings

Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance settings

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XIA Links 1.9 Released

12 December 2011

XIA Links v1.9 is now available for download. It includes updates to meet custom requirements for improved customisation and lock down:
  • Sections can now be nested within one another
  • You can configure the size of the main screen at startup
  • All "CENTREL Solutions" and "XIA" branding can now be replaced including the status bar text can now be customised to match the title bar
  • Help and tools menus can now be disabled
  • The "Show applications not found on this machine" can be disabled




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XIA Links 1.8 Released

10 October 2011

An update to XIA Links has now been released. This update includes

  • Improved branding including the ability to configure the title bar of the application
  • The ability to configure the startup section
  • Improved administrator's guide and installation instructions
  • The ability to disable the close button

For more information on XIA Links please see the XIA Links home page

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XIA Configuration 2011 Updated to Version 3.4

Created: 23 August 2011 19:39:02

CENTREL Solutions are proud to announce that XIA Configuration Server 2011 has been updated with improved support for SQL Server clusters and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Also note that, to improve support for Windows 2008 R2 running with UAC, the XIA Configuration installer is now a setup.exe file rather than an MSI. The client and local client installation remain msi files for easy deployment.

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XIA Configuration 2011 Released

Created: 13 June 2011 13:39:02

CENTREL Solutions are proud to announce that XIA Configuration Server 2011 has now been released. The new version includes:

  • Support for WINS servers;
  • Ability to document database internals including stored procedures, tables and functions;
  • Improved item comparison including the ability to side by side compare text such as that found in T-SQL code;
  • Access Based Evaluation now allows items to be hidden in the organisational view from users, a powerful feature for IT support providers;
  • Improved support for Scheduled Tasks;
  • Improved support for shared folders and NTFS permissions;
  • Improved user interface for DNS services;
  • Enhanced branding experience.
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