AssetDB can scan network hosts without requiring a client to be installed on the remote computer (although one can be installed to speed up the process).

Scan Network Computers

Only Show PC’s in Browse List
When this option is checked, the domain/workgroup list will display computers in the browse list for the domain/workgroup.
When this option is NOT checked, the domain/workgroup list will display computers from the domain list (NT4/Active Directory).

Only Scan for Users
When this option is selected, the scan will only attempt to update the currently logged on user details.

Domain/Workgroup Drop Down List
This allows you to select the domain/workgroup to list the computers from.

Add
Adds the computers selected in the computer list to the list to be scanned.

Add All
Adds all the computers from the computer list to the list to be scanned.

Select Unknown
Adds all computers currently in the database where the Operating System entry is unknown to the list to be scanned.

Max No. of PC’s to scan at once
The 2 buttons allow you to adjust the number of computers to scan simultaneously from 1 to 10.

List to be Scanned
This is the list of hosts remaining to be scanned.

Remove
Removes the hosts selected in the List to be Scanned from the list.

Remove Existing
Removes hosts that already exist in the database from the List to be Scanned.

Import from File
Allows you to browse to a text file containing a list of hosts to be added to the List to be Scanned.

Scan
Starts the Scan.

The remaining sections on the right show the overall progress of the scan at the top, and the progress of individual hosts below.

Scan by IP Address(es)

The IP options section, allows you to specify hosts to scan by IP Address/Range as above.