- Supports all server versions from
Windows 2000 - Windows 2012 R2
- Supports all desktop versions from
Windows 95 - Windows 8.1
- Windows Failover Cluster Aware
- Administrative Alerts and Emails
- Customizable Data Collection and Reports (PDF, XML, Excel, and Print)
- Active Directory Aware
The SysCompare product family is the first of
its kind tool to dynamically scan and report on the
configuration DIFFERENCES of Microsoft
Companies can even leverage their Active Directory environment to scan all computers in their environment. SysCompare is designed to scan and collect information about a local computer or other computers on the network. These scans can then be used to determine how the software and hardware is different between the scanned computers. Unlike a traditional inventory management system that only collects information, SysCompare is built from the ground up to compare the configuration between computers.
The long, tedious task of manually comparing computer inventory and audit scans is no longer needed!
Even if you have products like Microsoft SMS or System Center Configuration Manager, you still need SysCompare to quickly compare all your systems. No other product provides you with an instant view of your systems are different. SysCompare is ideal for ensuring all your enterprise servers are running the same drivers and software. It can also be used to compare all of the nodes in a Microsoft Failover (MSCS) cluster to ensure your services will function properly on all nodes during failovers. SysCompare can also be used to audit desktop configuration and software compliance with corporate standards.
How can SysCompare Help You?
The original design goal for SysCompare was to enable cluster administrators to quickly determine if all the nodes in their cluster are identical, running compatible software, drivers and patches per best practices and recommendations. No other solution then or now offers such a quick way of comparing the configuration across all the computers in a cluster. SysCompare can even detect all the nodes in a cluster and scan each computer automatically once it is given the virtual name of the cluster.
Standardized Image (Desired Configuration Management)
SysCompare provides administrators with an easy way to ensure computers are running supported configurations and haven't deviated from a known installation set. Desired Configuration Management is the principle of defining a "gold" configuration and working to ensure applicable computers adhere to that configuration. SysCompare enables administrators to determine not only which computers aren't running the desired configuration, but also to find which items are out of compliance and create reports and remediation plans.
Development (Staging) Environments
Environments that develop applications, systems (SQL, Exchange, etc...) and have multiple environments to test and design before rolling out in the production network can use SysCompare. Maintaining consistency between development, staging, testing/user acceptance testing, and production networks and servers can be a tremendous administrative burden. This often leads to environments that are similar only after a large investment to set them up, and over time they diverge as maintenance, tweaks and updates are applied to some systems and not others. SysCompare provides administrators with an easy way to ensure all these environments are similar. This reduces workloads, increases reliability and decreases costs to maintain separate networks.
Troubleshooting / Help Desk
SysCompare is an ideal tool to help administrators and help desk staff identify why users are experiencing issues with their computer. By quickly scanning the users computer and comparing that against a known "good" computer, or even a corporate standard image, administrators can quickly identify possibly configuration, updates, software or other items that could be causing the problem for the user.
Physical to Virtual Migrations
Moving computers from physical hardware to virtual environments creates a level of uncertainty in a migration. SysCompare can be used to verify if all proper software, drivers, updates, shares, and other configurations have been properly migrated to the new computer. This helps to reduce migration failures as well as missing items that could be forgotten about during the migration phase.
Server Monitoring and Alerting
SysCompare can be used to ensure all the servers (File Share, Printer, Domain Controller, DHCP, etc...) are running a core set of software, settings, drivers and corporate configuration standards. Through the use of AutoScan, email alerts and event log entries, SysCompare can integrate into corporate monitoring systems to ensure administrators are alerted when configuration deviations have occurred.
March 24, 2015
SysCompare Pro 5.0 Beta 2 is now available to download and test. It includes Microsoft IIS website comparisons, improved Registered DLL queries and a host of new features. It can be downloaded from here. Changes and Known Issues in the beta are available in the readme or here.
September 22, 2013
SysCompare Pro 4.3 build 31010 has been released for general availability. It can be downloaded from our Downloads page. This build fixes issues with Bulk Scanning errors and SMTP alerting email errors.
September 6, 2013
SysCompare Pro 4.3 has been released for general availability. It can be downloaded from our Downloads page. This version includes comparison of installed DLLs as well as several updates and enhancements. Read about the changes in version 4.3 here.