Scanning using agents

One of the ways TNI scans remote devices is by sending an agent to them. The agent then studies the remote system, obtains the inventory information in the form of a data file, and sends it back to TNI. When the scanning is complete, the agent is erased from the remote system and no traces of scanning remain. To reduce the load on your network the “Do not delete the agent file after scanningoption is recommended to be enabled.

You can learn more about scanning technology from the Techpaper.

This section describes how TNI’s scanner agents can be used as standalone tools.

  • Manual scan: use standalone scanner tools for inventorying assets locally when they’re not accessible remotely.
  • Logon script scan: configure the script that automatically scans computers that show up in a domain.
  • Resident agent scan: automatic scheduled scan of any Windows computer without the main unit’s direct participation.