Server Inventory Tool
Document Windows Server Configuration

Inventory and document the configuration of your Windows servers and workstations with our server inventory tool XIA Configuration.

Detect changes to a server's configuration, networking or services and compare items to expose incorrectly configured Windows machines or security vulnerabilities.

Use XIA Configuration to perform a Windows Server security audit and to document your server roles.

All of XIA Configuration's features are supported when documenting Windows machines including version control, production of professional documentation, inventory, reporting, PowerShell support, change tracking, XML output and more.

Windows Server Documentation Example

View an example document generated by XIA Configuration of a Windows server from a fictitious company Contoso Foods:

Windows Server documentation sample PDF output
Windows Server documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)

The document above provides a concise view of your Windows Server settings. To see a version with all the Windows Machine options, please click here.

Information documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the Windows information included in the inventory and documented by XIA Configuration below:

Screenshot of the management summary of a Windows machine in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the management summary of a Windows machine in the XIA Configuration web interface

Supported Versions

The following versions of Windows are supported:

  • Server

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows NT4 Server
  • Workstation

  • Windows 10*
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows NT4 Workstation

Demonstration Video

This video demonstrates the server inventory and document generation features of XIA Configuration:

A demonstration video of our server inventory tool XIA Configuration

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

Compliance Benchmark

The Windows machine basic compliance benchmark provides a basic security overview of settings against best practices. This benchmark covers the following areas:

  • Password Policy
  • Account Lockout Policy
  • Windows Firewall
  • Standard Accounts
  • Server Functions
  • Security Options
  • Audit Settings
  • Windows Update
  • Windows Time
  • SNMP
Screenshot of the Windows Basic Compliance Benchmark in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the Windows Basic Compliance Benchmark in the XIA Configuration web interface

Information used by this benchmark is provided by the following pages:

The advanced audit policy is based on the Microsoft audit policy recommendations "Stronger Recommendation".

Windows Machine Software

Audit the following information about software:

Software navigation tree

Operating System

Automatically detect the following core operating system information including data about architecture and server core installs:

  • Operating System Name
  • .NET Framework Setup
  • PowerShell Settings
  • Service Pack
  • Version Number
  • Member of (Workgroup / Domain)
  • Domain / Workgroup Role
  • Server Core
  • Architecture
  • Build Number
  • Build Type
  • Code Set
  • Country Code
  • Last Bootup Time
  • Locale
  • MUI Languages
  • OS Language
  • Registry Current Size
  • Registry Maximum Size
  • OS Serial Number
  • Windows Directory
  • System Directory
  • TimeZone Name
  • Daylight Savings Time
  • Timezone Bias
Screenshot of operating system information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of operating system information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Environment Variables (Windows 2000 and above)

  • System Variables
  • User Variables

Windows Files (Windows 2000 and above)

  • Compressed
  • Creation Date
  • Encrypted
  • File Size
  • File Type
  • Full Path
  • Last Accessed
  • Last Modified
  • Version

Installed Software

  • Name
  • Publisher
  • Install Location
  • Version

ODBC Configuration

Automatically detect information about 32bit and 64bit ODBC drivers and data sources with built in support for Microsoft SQL server, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft Office ODBC drivers.

  • Drivers
  • ODBC Data Sources
Learn more >

Windows Server Features

Automatically document all roles and features installed on Windows Server 2008 and above.

Windows Services

Audit your Windows services settings and recovery options.

  • Service Name
  • Service Display Name
  • Description
  • Service Account Name
  • Service Path
  • Service Process ID
  • Service Start Mode
  • Allow Service to Interact with Desktop
  • Service State
  • Service Dependencies
  • Recovery Options
Learn more >

Windows Running Processes

  • Image Name
  • Process ID (PID)
  • Description
  • Parent ProcessID

Windows Patches

  • Patch Name
  • Description
  • HotFix ID
  • Installed By
  • Installed On (Date)
Screenshot showing Windows patches in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing Windows patches in the XIA Configuration web interface

Windows Update History (Windows 2000 and above)

  • Title
  • Operation
  • Method
  • Description
  • Date
  • Result

Windows Time

Document your Windows Time service settings.

  • Active Directory Domain Role
  • Service Start Mode
  • Service State
  • Client Settings Enabled
  • Client Type
  • Special Poll Interval
  • NTP Servers
  • Server Settings Enabled
  • Announce Flags
Learn more >

Windows Event Logs

  • Name
  • Creation Date
  • Filename
  • File Size
  • Max File Size
  • Number of Records
  • Overwrite Policy

Windows Event Log Entries

  • Event ID
  • Date
  • Type
  • Machine Name
  • Message

Windows Startup Commands

  • Command
  • Location
  • User

Scheduled Tasks (Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP)

  • Account Name
  • Application Name
  • Comment
  • Creator
  • Name
  • Next Run Time
  • Schedule
  • Status
  • Exit code

Scheduled Tasks (Windows Vista and above)

  • Name
  • Task Path
  • Task Enabled
  • Author
  • Security Account
  • Date Created
  • Description
  • Schedule

Windows Machine Hardware

The following hardware information is included in the inventory:

Hardware navigation tree

Hardware Summary

A summary of the physical or virtual hardware present in the Windows machine.

  • Serial Number
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Asset Tag
  • Product Number
  • Is Virtual Machine
  • Chassis Type
  • Enclosure Serial Number
  • Enclosure Model
  • Total Physical Memory
  • BIOS Manufacturer
  • Release Date
  • SMBIOS Version
  • BIOS Current Language
  • Devices
Screenshot of hardware information in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of hardware information in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Device Management Viewer

View details of hardware devices using the device management viewer to help diagnose driver and device problems.

Screenshot of the device viewer in the XIA Configuration web interface

Hard Drives

  • ID
  • Description
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Size
  • Capabilities
  • Sectors Per Track
  • SCSI Bus
  • SCSI LUN
  • SCSI Port
  • Bytes Per Sector
  • Interface Type
Screenshot of disk drive information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of disk drive information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Logical Drives and Volumes

  • Caption
  • Description
  • Volume Name
  • File System
  • Serial Number
  • Size
  • Free Space
  • Basic or Dynamic
  • Disk Quotas
  • Shadow Copy Configuration

CD/DVD-ROM Drives

  • ID
  • Name
  • Media Type
  • Manufacturer
  • Capabilities

Physical Memory

  • Location
  • Manufacturer
  • Serial Number
  • Capacity
  • Part Number
  • Speed

Printers

  • Comment
  • Capabilities
  • Default Printer
  • Driver
  • Location
  • Port Name
  • Server Name
  • Share Name

Processors

  • Device ID
  • Name
  • Status
  • External Clock
  • Cores

Video Controllers

  • Video RAM
  • Driver Date
  • Driver Version
  • Inf File name
  • Driver Files
  • Max Refresh Rate
  • Current Video Mode

Windows Machine Security

Document the following security configuration:

Security navigation tree

Security Identifiers

  • Machine SID
  • Computer Domain SID

SSL Certificates

Automatically perform an SSL audit to find SSL certificates on Windows machines in your environment and easily detect certificates that have expired or are close to expiry.

  • Friendly Name
  • Issued By
  • Start Date
  • Expiry Date
  • Version
  • Thumbprint
  • Serial Number
  • Trust Chain
Learn more > Screenshot of SSL certificate information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of SSL certificate information in the XIA Configuration web interface

User Rights Assignment

User Rights Assignment covers both the privileges and user rights that have been assigned to user accounts. Privileges determine the type of system operations that a user account can perform whereas account rights determine the type of logon that a user account can perform - for example logon as a service.

Automatically detect the user rights that are assigned to servers and workstations in the environment either directly or from Group Policy, this provides invaluable security information.

Requires Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or above
  • Display name - for example "Access to this computer from the network"
  • Internal right or privilege name - for example "SeNetworkLogonRight"
  • Users and groups with this right assigned
  • Configuration Source
Learn more > User Rights Assignment
Screenshot showing user rights assignment in the XIA Configuration web interface

Local Account Policies

Local account policies define the password complexity and account lockout policies that are effective on an individual machine. These policies can be configured locally or via a Group Policy Object (GPO).

Perform a server security audit - automatically detect the effective security policy applied either locally or by Group Policy.

Requires Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or above
  • Enforce password history
  • Maximum password age
  • Minimum password age
  • Minimum password length
  • Account lockout duration
  • Account lockout threshold
  • Account lockout reset duration
Learn more > Screenshot of local account policies in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of local account policies in the XIA Configuration web interface

Advanced Audit Policy

Gather Advanced Audit Policy configuration from remote machines.

  • Account Logon
  • Account Management
  • Detailed Tracking
  • DS Access
  • Logon/Logoff
  • Object Access
  • Account lockout reset duration
Learn more >

Local Security Options

Security Options is a section of Group Policy that configures computer security settings from digital data signatures, Administrator and Guest account names to driver installation behavior, and logon prompts.
Requires Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or above
  • Display name - for example "Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL"
  • Configured Setting
  • Configuration Source (Local / Group Policy)

Local User Accounts

  • Name
  • Description
  • Last Login
  • Password Expired
  • Password Last Set

Local Group Accounts

  • Name
  • Description
  • Members

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Document Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) settings for each machine joined to an Active Directory domain.

  • DLL File Location
  • DLL Version
  • Administrator Account Name
  • Password Age (Days)
  • Password Length
  • Password Expiration Protection Enabled
  • Password Complexity Type
Learn more >

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Configuration

Supported on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and above
  • Active Profile
  • Domain, Private, and Public Profile Settings
    • Display Notification
    • Allow Unicast Response
    • Apply Local Firewall Rules
    • Apply Local Connection Security Rules
    • Logging Settings
  • Profile Enabled
  • Default Inbound Action
  • Default Outbound Action
  • Firewall Rules
Screenshot showing Windows firewall inbound rules in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing Windows firewall inbound rules in the XIA Configuration web interface

Windows Update Configuration

Automatically detect your Windows Update configuration on your servers and workstations.

  • Schedule
  • Mode
  • Recommended Updates
  • Include Microsoft Updates
  • WSUS settings
  • Client Side Targeting

Learn more >

Screenshot of Windows update settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of Windows update settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

Windows Machine Networking

Audit the following networking information:

Networking navigation tree

Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance

Automatically document the remote desktop and remote assistance settings on Windows servers and workstations.

Requires Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or above
  • License Mode
  • Remote Desktop Users
  • Full Terminal Server
  • Remote Assistance Enabled
  • Allow Remote Control
  • Ticket Expiry
  • Ticket Encryption
Learn more > Screenshot of remote settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of remote settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Management Controllers

A management controller – known as out-of-band management or lights-out management is a dedicated channel that allows an administrator to monitor and manage servers and other network devices by remote control regardless of whether the machine is powered on.
Requires Hewlett-Packard iLO card and management agents installed
  • IP Address
  • Gateway
  • Serial Number
  • Operational Status
  • Model
  • Duplex Settings
  • ROM Date
  • ROM Version
Learn more >

Network Adapters

  • Name
  • Index
  • MAC Address
  • Default Gateway
  • IP Address(es)
  • DNS Host Name
  • DNS Domain
  • NetBIOS Enabled
  • DHCP Enabled
  • DHCP Server
  • DNS Suffix Search Order
  • DNS Servers
  • Driver Date
  • Driver Version
  • Full DNS Registration Enabled
  • Speed / Duplex
  • Primary WINS Server
  • Secondary WINS Server
  • Enable LM Hosts Lookup
Screenshot of network adapter settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of network adapter settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

Windows Network Shares

Windows shares allow the sharing of files and printers over a network using the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS).

Inventory your Windows shares, administrative shares and shared printers (not all settings are available on Windows NT)

  • Name
  • Description
  • Type
  • Path
  • Connection Limit
  • Cache Setting
  • Enable Access Based Enumeration
  • Share Permissions
  • NTFS Security
  • Owner
  • Account Name
  • Inherited
  • Action
  • Rights
  • Propegation
Screenshot of Windows network shares information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of Windows network shares information in the XIA Configuration web interface

SNMP Configuration

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a UDP-based network protocol used by network monitoring and management systems. SNMP is protected by the use of passwords known as community strings and by allowing connections from specific hosts only. SNMP traps define the management hosts that will receive event messages from this machine.
  • SNMP Installed
  • SNMP Running
  • Allowed Manager(s)
  • SNMP Communities names and types
  • SNMP Traps

IPv4 Routing Table (Windows 2003 and above)

The routing table lists the routes to particular network destinations and the metrics (distances or costs) associated with those routes.
  • Destination
  • Subnet Mask
  • Gateway
  • Interface
  • Metric
  • Protocol

Support and Maintenance

Document the following support and maintenance information:

Support and Maintenance navigation tree

Contracts

  • Name
  • Provision Hours
  • Reference Number
  • Self Service Web Site
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Contact
  • Start Date
  • Expiry Date

Automatically add servers to the inventory

XIA Configuration includes an Active Directory Search Scan Task which finds and scans servers connected to the domain.
This task also detects and scans additional roles such as IIS, DNS, VMware and SQL which are added to the server inventory.
Screenshot of inventory search and detection settings in the XIA Configuration Client
Screenshot of inventory search and detection settings in the XIA Configuration Client

Relationship Map

Generate a map showing the relationships between Windows servers, DNS, IIS, SQL and other items:

Screenshot of a Windows machine relationship map generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of a Windows machine relationship map generated by XIA Configuration

Reporting

Use the built-in reports for Windows or create your own to access the full range of data collected by XIA Configuration.

Device Inventory Report

Run the Windows Machine Devices Summary report to create an inventory of your devices.
Determine which device drivers are installed and whether or not they are working properly.
Screenshot of the Windows machine devices summary report in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the Windows machine devices summary report in the XIA Configuration web interface

Export to CSV

Export the report to CSV and open in Microsoft Excel for further analysis.

Screenshot of the Windows machine devices summary report exported to CSV
Screenshot of the Windows machine devices summary report exported to CSV

Windows Server Detailed Summary Report

Show a detailed summary of each Windows server. Customise the report to add data you require.

Screenshot of the Windows server detailed summary report in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the Windows server detailed summary report in the XIA Configuration web interface

Find out more about the reporting feature >

Detect Changes and Compare Items

Compare items to see differences or compare two versions of the same item to see changes. For example, compare the latest version with the previous version:

Screenshot showing the comparison of the latest version with the previous version
Screenshot showing the comparison of the latest version with the previous version

Find out more about the item comparison feature >

Interested?

View the sample document or find out more about other systems that XIA Configuration includes in its inventory.

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*XIA Configuration is supported by CENTREL Solutions on the following editions of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Enterprise. XIA Configuration is supported on the in-market supported servicing branches of Windows 10 including - Current Branch, Current Branch for Business and the following Long-Term Servicing branch - Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB.
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