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E-Z Audit FAQ

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Evaluation FAQ for ezaudit

Can I try ezaudit free before I decide?

Yes! Try ezaudit for 30-days from the date you install it on your PC.

Download a free evaluation of ezaudit.  You get the same full, in-house technical support while you try it out as you would as a registered user.

ezaudit takes 10-minutes or less from download to ready-to-audit.

How do I deploy ezaudit?

You don't in the usual sense the word 'deploy' means. 'Deploy' is a big project, with ezaudit it's fast and easy.

Read the Quick Start Guide.

From download to ready-to-audit takes 10 minutes or less.

Nothing to install onto your server, no clients to push or install to your PCs. 

No changes to firewalls, no ports to open or reserve.

No databases to set up - in fact no databases whatsoever.

Do I have to write scripts to get information?


Unlike some "discovery tools", there's no need to create any PowerShell or VBScript files.

All configuration is point-and-click and takes seconds.

Do I need to install anything to the PCs I will be auditing?


Nor do you need to 'push' anything anywhere.

Nothing is installed or changed on PCs you audit.

Do I need to install anything on my server or run any services on it?


You don't need to make any changes to your server and you can keep it as clean as it was out of the box.

Three easy steps to get started using ezaudit - it takes just minutes.

Do I have to make changes to Remote Registry, change firewall settings or open or reserve ports any ports?

Never. That alone makes E-Z Audit safer and easier than any competing product.

E-Z Audit does not need SNMP, Remote Registry, an Admin password or any port unblocking. 

In fact, we don't even send traffic back and forth across your LAN to perform our audits.

Do you depend on WMI or reading the registry to get software details or do you actually read whole hard drives to get your data?

We read the whole hard drive on our Full Audits.  Competing products can't find what E-Z Audit can find.  Period.

We find all software, not just "installed" software, e.g. portable apps.  So an .EXE file copied into My Documents from a USB stick someone brought from home against policy is audited by E-Z Audit.

How fast are audits?

Blazing fast.

The Basic audit has what most users want and takes as little as 4 seconds to run.

E-Z Audit's Full take about a minute to run.

The Full Audit reads the system drive for program files and, if you chose, other types of system files (.SYS, .DLL, .OCX, etc), even VBS, .bat and PowerShell files.

You can have it read all drives on a PC or server, if you choose.

You can also inventory non-program files like Word documents, PDF, PST/OST, video, images - pretty much whatever extensions you want.

It is truly a Full audit that will even find programs files copied, not installed, to a PC or server like portable apps.

Of course, the more you want us to inventory, the longer the audit can take, however it's very light-touch.

You can even set a delay from logon before the audit starts so that all the stuff that happens has tine to complete before the audit runs, such as antivirus updates, Google Chrome updates, etc.

If ezaudit reads the hard drive for a Full Audit, won't that bog down our PCs?

No. We have methods that make the process very light touch.

A typical business-grade PC that's relatively new can complete a full audit in a minute or so.

What's the load on our server likely to be?

How does zero impact sound?

Nothing runs on your server. 

E-Z Audit doesn't create traffic going out and back from your server unlike "discovery tool" types of audits.

We don't push out any agents. There are no databases anywhere unlike other audit tools that have their own SQL or other database on your server.

What kind of reports can I get?

ezaudit exports audit data to an Intranet-ready HTML "Master report" that's great for sharing with your IT staff or management, and many drill-down reports to CSV, Excel and Microsoft Access MDB formats.

Reports are all point-and-click and you can get them intuitively from almost everywhere in the program depending on what data you are exploring.

Can I audit small branch offices that are not on our WAN or that haven't got the IT skills for that task? How about home office workers?

Yes! And it's a breeze for those remote users.

Learn more about ezaudit Remote Audit.

And you also have the option to audit via USB stick: our audit module is a portable app.  Audit data are in individual files - no database at the audit end.  Just drop them into a folder, open the folder in the Admin Console, and it consolidates the audits.

Can I set what to audit and when?  What sort of control do I have over the process?

You're in control.

You can decide how often you want PCs audited – daily, weekly, etc.

You choose Basic or Full Audits, and on the latter you can add many program extensions SYS, OCX even VBS.

Audit non-program files like DOCX, PDF, MP3: your choice.

Or audit at any time with our ezaudit On Demand tool

Does my audit data get sent anywhere?

Never. Your data is yours, period.

Simple as that.  We don't get any information about your audits whatsoever.  If you've considered freeware, remember: nothing's free.  Your data is their income.

Zero telemetry and no cloud - all data is on your server, period. 

That's why E-Z Audit has so many customers that operate in air gapped networks where security is paramount like nuclear power stations and military facilities.

How do I uninstall ezaudit?

It's easy...

To remove it from your PC (where you installed it to)  go to Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features.  To remove the server-side items, read this.