Workspace

Introducing the main window

  1. The Software tree
  2. The Network tree
  3. The Main area

The right side of the Main menu contains:

  • The menu containing buttons that start the inventory and network monitoring programs;
  • The Feedback menu;
  • The Options button;
  • The language switcher;
  • The Help menu, which contains tools that allow to check for updates, register your copy of TSD and upgrade your license.

You can alter the widths of the Network tree and the Software tree by dragging their edges.

Basic operations with the Software tree

The Software tree displays the contents of the currently opened Software storage.

To create a new category, right-click any other category node or the empty area in the tree and select 

To move software into a new category, first select them (using your mouse's Rectangle selection or keyboard keys Shift and Ctrl) and then drag them onto the group node. Alternatively, you can use the Move to category option from the context menu of a software node.

Double clicking on the software node will switch TSD to the Software editor mode.

See the Software tree section for information on searching software and on package indicators. 

Basic operations with the Network tree

The Network tree displays the contents of the currently opened Network storage.

To create a new group, right-click the parent group or Storage root and select Create group. To move some assets into a new group, first select them (using your mouse's Rectangle selection or keyboard keys Shift and Ctrl) and then drag them onto the group node. Alternatively, you can use the Move to group option from the context menu of a node.

Groups in the Network tree replicate the structure of directories on the hard drive as described in the Network storage section. Thus, operations such as creating, deleting or renaming groups and moving assets between them can be performed in any file manager.

See the Network tree section for information on searching in the Network tree, displaying additional text and graphic data in it and filtering assets according to various criteria.


TSD's view modes

There's a separate view mode in TSD for each specific task. View modes can be switched by clicking on tabs above the main area.

Pressing Ctrl + <tab number> provides quick access to the desired view.

Deployment
Ctrl + 1

Both Storage trees are displayed. The Main area contains the Deployment desktop.

This mode offers the tools that help to: deploy software; collect information about software and computers; search for software on remote computers; search for software installed on remote computers in the Software storage; view the software deployment history; and manage lists of software and computers.

Read more: Deployment desktop.

Uninstallation
Ctrl + 2

The Network tree is displayed. The Main area contains the Uninstallation desktop.

This mode allows to obtain the list of software installed on the selected computers, create uninstallation tasks and uninstall certain software from the remote computers. Searching in the list of installed software greatly simplifies this job.

Read more:  Uninstallation desktop.

Software editor
Ctrl + 3

The Software tree is displayed. The Main area contains the Software passport and the deployment method area.

The Software passport contains main software information, which is available for editing. The deployment method area contains 3 tabs: Silent, Macro, System shot, which allow to record or edit the corresponding deployment methods for the selected software.

Read more: Software editor.

Scanner
Ctrl + 4

The Network tree is displayed. The Main area contains a set of available scan tasks in the Sidebar and the task area.

Before any of the information on remote assets becomes available for viewing and building reports, these assets have to be scanned. The Scanner view makes gathering asset information a breeze.

TSD can collect information from Windows computers. See the Techpaper section on how to ensure that all the conditions for successful scanning are met.

Read more: Network scanning.

Edit
Ctrl + 5

The Network tree is displayed. The Main area contains the Editor for asset properties and network storage properties and logins

 

 

 

Total Software Deployment

A tool to manage software deployment in your corporate network.