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Windows Server Documentation Tool

Automatically document Windows servers and workstations

The server documentation tool XIA Configuration discovers and documents the configuration of Windows machines to help organizations retain information about their environments, transfer knowledge, and save time that would otherwise be spent performing these tasks manually.

Compliance benchmarks are included so you can check that your servers follow best practices and security standards.

Document your software, hardware, security, and networking configuration.

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

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

All of XIA Configuration's features are supported when documenting Windows machines including version control, PDF output, inventory, reporting, PowerShell, change tracking & comparison, and more. The tool has a non-intrusive architecture with agentless data collection.

Generate Windows server documentation

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 Machine settings. To see a version with all the 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 2016 (Nano Server)
  • 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

*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.

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.

Server Roles and Functions

Browse to the following pages to find out about the information documented for each of these server roles:

Browse here for information 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
Learn more > 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".

Software

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

Learn more >

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 retrieved by XIA Configuration.

Learn more >

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

Security

Use XIA Configuration to perform a Windows Server security audit >

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

Learn more >

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

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 retrieved by XIA Configuration.

Learn more >

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

Document the following support and maintenance information:

  • 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 Support and Maintenance information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Server Inventory

Create a server inventory, including server roles such as IIS and DNS, by automatically detecting and scanning Windows machines that are members of an Active Directory domain.

Windows machines can also be scanned manually by specifying a list of machine names or IP addresses.
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 Windows server documentation, you can run reports across multiple machines within an environment.

Create custom reports to query the full range of data collected by XIA Configuration.

Example - Windows Server Detailed Summary Report

View a detailed summary of each Windows server. Modify 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

Example - Device Inventory Report

Determine which devices you have in your inventory, which 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 it 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

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

Find out more about the item comparison feature >

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