XIA Configuration

Server Documentation Tool

Automated documentation software to help you keep track of your servers

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

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

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Looking to document your Unix servers? View the Unix page.

Automatically generate your server documentation

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

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Automatically generate your Windows machine documentation with 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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Watch our server documentation software in action

This video demonstrates our server documentation tool XIA Configuration.

A video demonstrating our server documentation software XIA Configuration

Tutorial Video

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

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Windows settings documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the Windows settings documented by XIA Configuration below:

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Save as PDF or XML, track changes, and view Windows machine settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

Server Roles and Functions

Browse to the following pages to find out about the information documented by XIA Configuration 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 security overview of configured settings against best practices.

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Use XIA Configuration's compliance benchmark to check your Windows settings meet security best practices
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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.

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View a summary of the software configuration of a Windows machine

Hardware

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

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A summary of your physical or virtual hardware is recorded in the documentation generated by XIA Configuration

Security

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

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Check your Windows update history in the XIA Configuration web interface

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

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User rights assignment compliance benchmark results are recorded in the documentation generated by XIA Configuration

Networking

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

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Audit your Windows machine network adapter settings

Support and Maintenance Contracts

Assign your Windows machines to support contracts or hardware warranties within XIA Configuration.

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Assign support and maintenance contracts to your Windows machines

Inventory

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

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Automatically detect and scan Windows machines that are members of a domain

Relationship Map

View and edit relationships between Windows servers, DNS, IIS, SQL and other items:

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View relationships between your items in your environment

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.

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Get the information you need from all your Windows machines at once with the reporting feature

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.

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Detect changes such as when a Windows patch has been installed on a Windows server

Supported Versions

The following versions of Windows are supported by XIA Configuration:

  • Server

  • Windows Server 2022
  • 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
  • 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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