What is your preferred scanning method?
.NET is widely installed across the Windows platform, but it’s not always present on every device that needs to be scanned (i.e. Windows XP or Windows Server 2000/2003). To accommodate, Movere has three scanning modes.
All Available (recommended)
When targeting a device, Movere evaluates which version of the .NET framework is installed on the target device, and depending on the result, deploys the most appropriate scanning technology. The ‘All available’ option will leverage either the System Account for access or the user-provided Local Admin account.
Using this option a temporary local service is created which controls the capture of primary data (Windows) and the intelligent gathering of secondary data such as SQL and Exchange Server.
The .NET scanning method is preferred. If .NET is unavailable on the target device, then Movere will attempt a Remote/WMI scan.
Local Scan + Remote (WMI)
In option one, all of the commands required to gather the scan data are triggered using a temporary local service. In some cases it is not possible to use this method, so the commands are run locally on the target device. This method is still able to gather both primary and secondary data using a lower privilege account: Local Admin.
Remote (WMI) Only
WMI is an older technology that has some limitations. Using WMI will typically yield all of the data that is required to complete the inventory, but it is much slower and should only be used when the .NET option is unavailable.