PC Audit via Network inventory - ezaudit®

If you have Azure AD or Azure AD Domain Services (Azure AD DS), this is good to go for you to get up and running with ezaudit.

It's as simple as creating a shared folder on the domain, and triggering an app at user logon via Group Policy, which can be handled via Intune.

Here is the Microsoft documentation for creating shares using AD DS

Here is the Microsoft documentation for Group Policy in an Azure Active Directory Domain Services managed domain

N.B. The Microsoft documentation for all things Azure is a massive sprawling monster with less than clear-cut "Here's how you do stuff". That would be too easy. So, the above are just a sampler and may not be the use-case for you. In the end, there are ways to replicate on-prem Domains, but it will vary based on your chosen Azure path.

Using ezaudit to audit PCs software and hardware assets via network inventory

Types of audits ezaudit performs on your PCs

Basic Audit

This is the fastest audit, typically 10 seconds or less,  and it gets the information that most of you are likely to want or need most of the time: 

Installed Software, last Windows update and update status , PC hardware information, shares to your PC and more importantly - shares out,  antivirus status, attached or mapped printers, important Event Log entries and much more.

Full Audit

ezaudit's full audit gets all the information the Basic Audit gets and also gets everything you want to find on the user's hard-drive - and you can define what 'everything' means.

By default ezaudit scans all .EXE files except the %WINDIR% folders.  For most users most of the time, that's enough.

But you can choose all folders even the Desktop or Downloads, Documents, etc.  These are places where downloaded junk (or worse) can reside.

And with all Full Audits you you can audit file types you want to know about in addition to . EXE, like OCX, VBS, DLL even VBS or PS.

Get all executable files, even non-installed .exe files copied to a PC (i.e. portable tools).

Need more?  Get driver files, non-program files like music, Office documents, images - it's up to you.

Audit Your PCs on a Schedule

Audit your users on the schedule you set, for example Weekly, Monthly, etc.

They are audited on logging into your network only if the existing audit has exceeded the age based on your schedule. 

You can set a delay so that audit doesn't interfere with the myriad things that happen when a PC starts up - especially with the blizzard of updates that start right away, from anti-virus to browsers and so on.

You can have it be 100% silent, or advise the user, with the option to cancel if you want to give them that option.

Additional options let you exclude some PCs from being audited, having your users answer questions of your choosing like "What's the Asset Tag number from the  sticker on your laptop".

The configuration tool is point and click easy.

Read the Quick Start Guide to learn how to set up automated audits from your server. The process is very easy and takes 10 minutes or less:

Quick Start Guide Using network scheduled task to run automated audits.

Quick Start Guide Using logon script if your prefer a this method or already use scripts for other tasks.

Audits On Demand - audit any PC or Server whenever your need to

On-Demand audits are a great tool for your tech support team to get a "right now" audit of any PC, or a way to get refreshed audits for servers that won't get rebooted often...and more.

Learn more about On-Demand auditing

NOTE: You do not need to launch this tool to perform scheduled audits.  It's a supplement to the usual, scheduled auditing ezaudit performs.

Read the PDF document

Get more information about the Remote Audit tool

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