XIA Configuration

Server Documentation Tool

Automated documentation software to help you keep track of your servers

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Save time by using our server documentation tool XIA Configuration to automatically document the configuration of your Windows machines. Retain information about your IT infrastructure, transfer knowledge, and reduce effort otherwise spent performing these tasks manually.

XIA Configuration has a non-intrusive architecture with agentless data collection.

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Windows Server Documentation Example

View an example document generated by XIA Configuration of a Windows server, branded with a fictitious company Contoso Foods.

Windows Server documentation example generated by XIA Configuration
Windows Server documentation example generated by XIA Configuration
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The document above provides a concise view of your Windows Machine settings. View a document with all options included.

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Tutorial Video

Learn how to scan and document Windows machines with XIA Configuration:

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Server settings documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the Windows settings 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

Server Roles and Functions

Browse to the following pages to find out about the information documented for each server role:

Or learn more about the information documented on all enabled Roles and Features

Compliance Benchmark

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

  • Password Policy
  • Account Lockout Policy
  • Windows Firewall
  • Standard Accounts
  • Server Functions
  • Security Options
  • Audit Settings
  • Windows Update
  • Windows Time
  • SNMP
  • Deprecated Components and Protocols
View Compliance Benchmarks 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
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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".

Software

Use the hyperlinks below to explore the detail of the software information documented by XIA Configuration.

View Software Screenshot of the Windows machine Software Summary in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the Windows machine Software Summary in the XIA Configuration web interface

Hardware

Use the hyperlinks below to explore the detail of the hardware information documented by XIA Configuration.

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Screenshot of hardware information in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of hardware information in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Security

Use the hyperlinks below to explore the detail of the Windows machine security settings documented by XIA Configuration.

View Security Screenshot of Advanced Audit Policy settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of Advanced Audit Policy settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

Check compliance and harden security by using XIA Configuration to perform a Windows Server security audit.

Screenshot of User Rights Assignment settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of User Rights Assignment settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Networking

Use the hyperlinks below to explore the detail of the networking information documented by XIA Configuration.

View Networking Screenshot of a Windows machine Network Adapter in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the Windows machine Network Adapter in the XIA Configuration web interface

Support and Maintenance Contracts

Manually add the following support and maintenance information to your Windows machines:

  • Name
  • Provision Hours
  • Reference Number
  • Self Service Web Site
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Contact
  • Start Date
  • Expiry Date
Screenshot of Support and Maintenance information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of a support contract attached to a Windows machine in the XIA Configuration web interface

Inventory

Create an inventory, including server roles, by automatically detecting and scanning Windows machines that are members of a domain.

View Inventory Screenshot of Active Directory search and detection settings in the XIA Configuration Client
Screenshot of Active Directory 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

In addition to generating full Windows machine documentation, you can run reports across multiple machines within an environment to check compliance and help both IT and business users get the information they need.

The reports are web-accessible and include filtering, sorting and exporting to CSV and PDF.

View Reporting Screenshot showing the software installation report in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing the software installation report in the XIA Configuration web interface

Track Changes and Compare Windows Machines

Compare different Windows machines to see differences or compare two versions of the same Windows machine to see changes. For example, compare the latest configuration with the previous one.

View Item Comparison Screenshot showing a Windows Patch has been added to this Windows server
Screenshot showing a Windows Patch has been added to this Windows server

Supported Versions

The following versions of Windows are supported by XIA Configuration:

  • Server

  • Windows Server 2019
  • 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 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000 Workstation
  • Windows NT4 Workstation

For more information about documenting Windows, please view the administrator's guide.

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