New Default Accounts for Windows

Dear JDisc friends, today, I would like to cover a topic which has been causing questions and problems for quite a while. Today, we are talking about how to configure Windows accounts in order to scan Windows servers and clients. JDisc Discovery always tries to minimize login attempts with username/password pairs. Otherwise intrusion detection systems…

Offline VMs and Display Sizes

Dear JDisc friends, we have added some more nice features during the last couple of weeks. Besides adding new devices, we have implemented the discovery of virtual machines which are currently offline. This feature is implemented for VMware and Citrix XenServer first. Over time, we will add this feature for the remaining virtualization technologies. We…

Virtual Datacenters

Dear JDisc friends, besides adding new devices, we are always working on larger enhancements and changes. This time we are working on virtualization. So far, JDisc Discovery was able to identify a variety of different virtualization technologies. It was detecting the virtual machines running on physical servers and in many cases their clustering. We started…

New Device Filters

Dear JDisc friends, when scanning your IT environment, you often want to exclude devices that you are not interested in or which you don’t want to treat with discovery protocols such as SSH, telnet, or WMI. From the beginning, there were two kind of device filters: – a filter which excludes devices based on their…

Devices not responding to Ping

Dear JDisc friends, in the past, we encountered the situation at some customers where devices did not respond to ping (e.g. devices within a DMZ). Devices that do not respond to ping have not been easy to deal with in JDisc Discovery. They have been invisible for most discovery scans. Only a manual scan helped…

Microsoft Exchange Server Discovery

Dear JDisc Friends, as you might know, we are working closely together with our partner SHI on features primarily targeted to the software license management area. SHI is offering software license management services and helps customers to optimize their license cost. Only with the great support from SHI engineers, we were able to improve the SQL…

Sometimes it’s so easy…

Dear JDisc friends, from time to time customers request features that are easy or trivial to implement. And whenever that happens, I am wondering why I didn’t implement this feature in the past! Yesterday, a customer asked whether it would be possible to gather the list of mapped disk drives. Up to now, we collected…