TNI Techpaper

List of terms

TNI: stands for Total Network Inventory and represents its name and trademark.

Admin unit (main unit): a GUI application operated by the user. It’s installed on a workstation or a server computer and is used for gathering inventory information, viewing it and including into reports.

Scanning: a process of obtaining information on hardware and software from computers and other devices.

Storage: application’s database.

Minimum system requirements for the admin unit

Object Parameters


1000 MHz


512 Mb

HDD Space

37 MB + 0,35 MB per stored asset snapshot

TCP Ports

135, 445 and random ports above 1024



Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

OS for working with the Multi-user version of TNI

Windows 8.1 or higher


14 or higher

Database mechanism

The TNI database (a.k.a the Storage) is a folder created by the user on a hard drive containing service data and device information. The storage can be file-based or using SQL databases.

In the file storage, each inventoried device is represented by an INV file. When using SQL databases, the repository contains information about devices in the corresponding database.
Service data is stored separately from devices — user information, logins and passwords for accessing devices, and so on. All data is compressed and encrypted.

It’s possible to create several separate storages and switch between them at any time. 

Asset-related data can be transferred to another storage by converting it to an INV file (when using SQL databases) or by simply copying it from a file storage and then importing it into a new storage.

Additionally, you can quickly export all the collected information about any device in the storage to CSV or XML.