10-Strike LANState 3.0 English

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10-Strike LANState 3.0 | 2 Mb

10-Strike LANState is a network mapping, monitoring, management, and administration software solution for corporate Microsoft Windows networks.

LANState generates the network map, which speeds up accessing to remote hosts' properties and resources, and managing those. The program also includes a number of useful features for obtaining information on remote computers.

LANState has rich host-monitoring functionality with multiple types of host checks, which allows you to see the state of your network at any time. The program displays a network map, monitoring device's state (active/inactive) in real-time. You just click a tray icon at any time, and see which servers and computers are switched on, and which do not respond.

Employing LANState makes it essentially easier to administer and monitor processes in networks of any ranges or sizes.

What's new?:

* Version 3.0, October 2006 *
- Completely rebuilt host monitoring mechanism. Added setting individual monitoring options and individual check interval value for each device. Thus, you can now check different TCP ports of devices (where setting of only one port to be checked for all devices was available). Beginning with this version, checks and alert settings are stored in map files; the file 'alert.ini' is no longer used. When the version 3.0 of the program is run for the first time with the old maps, the program will suggest you to import settings from the file 'alert.ini' to the current map. After that, 'alert.ini' will be deleted, and the map will have to be saved once again. It is recommended to make sure that all checks and alert settings are imported properly. If necessary, edit the settings by hand. Unfortunately, when using multiple maps, check settings will be imported to the first old map only. For the other old maps, the checks will have to be entered all over.
- Added several new types of checks: folder exists (including monitoring the number of files in the folder), file exists (with the check for the availability of a specified string in the file), file size, free disk space (folder size). The type of check to be run is set on the first step of the Monitoring Settings Wizard.
- Changed alert mechanisms. Notification parameters are set on the second step of the Monitoring Settings Wizard.
- The background check of objects' state is now run in multiple threads (the number of threads can be adjusted); this allows checking hundreds of objects within seconds. However, please remember: Windows XP SP2 has a restriction for the number of connections allowed to different addresses per certain amount of time (not more than 10 addresses per 10 seconds). In this case, TCP port checks will be slowed down by the operating system.
- Changed the function of viewing the checks (alerts) list. Added the capability of tracking check results.
- Added 8 new hardware types (time server, radio router, game device, DVD player, media player, IP-telephony (gateway, phones)).
- Added capability of receiving the list of disk drives from a remote computer.
- Added capability of receiving the list of global groups from a remote computer.
- Optimized the TCP port scanner function for scanning networked objects. The scanning speed significantly improved.
- Broadened information on user accounts on a remote computer. Added the capability of obtaining the date and time of the last logon, password change, permissions change, etc.
- Added the capability of managing services on a remote computer (starting, stopping, etc.), provided you have the administrator privileges.
- Added the new parameter - "Do not check. Always on." - to object properties. An object with this parameter on will always appear enabled on the map, and the program will not check its state (handy for switches, hubs, etc.)
- Improved the function of assigning permissions to shared folders. You can now set access type (read only, read/write, run, etc.) Before this improvement, access type parameters were ignored.
- When an object search is completed successfully, the program will scroll the map if the object is beyond the visible area.
- In the map statistics window, you can see the number of objects of this type responding to ping (following the slash).
- Now available copying scanning-by-IP-address results to clipboard. The function is available on the results field's context menu.
- All lists used in the program adopt hotkeys: Del (delete), Ins (add), F5 (refresh), etc.
- Added the "Comment" key in the context menu settings, in the launch command generation items. Setting this key allows placing data from the "Comment" field (object's properties window.)
- Added the capability of setting the order of the context menu items.
- In the Network Map Creation Wizard, added the capability of choosing the network interface, according to which the program will automatically fill the IP range to be scanned.
- Implemented the remembering of the last entered IP range (see the "Scanning by IP Addresses" window.)
- The setup file is packed with a number of exclusive sound files to be used for monitoring and connection alerts.
- All settings for the text message exchange function are moved to the settings window (see the "Messages" section.)
- Only active hosts will be processed in the "Objects List" window when detecting hosts' MAC addresses via NetBIOS; thus, the function performs much faster.