Decent network auditing and documenting software.

Hi,

I am looking for the best piece of software for automatically auditing and documenting our customers networks.

I want to literally click go and it will automatically scout the network and provide me with a Visio diagram.

The best one I have found so far (or rather the one that best fits my requirements) is by www.Neon.com and is called LANsurveyor.

Points will be awarded for recommendations.  Please only respond if you have experience using a piece of software which you think is relevent.

Many thanks,

James Andrews.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
The only software Ive ever seen that automativcally draws visio diagrams is Fluke Network Inspector - but at about 15 Grand (english pounds) it aint cheap

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CodestoneAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply Pete.

If it means paying that kind of cash then I guess VISIO diagrams aren't essential -  as long as they it can produce Visio-esque diagrams, I'm happy.

Further suggestions welcome,

J.
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dutchclanCommented:
Intuit Track IT

comes with automatic audit (installed as service or ran in logon script) ,
helpdesking
inventory -> FULL
Orders
Cristal Reports
Web and Client interface available

and lots of extra options as far as i know.

you can download a demo here

http://itsolutions.intuit.com/demo.asp

Regards, Chris Gralike
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pseudocyberCommented:
Visio itself used to be able to do it - Visio Enterprise Edition.  I can't imagine they would remove a feature after they've developed it.
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MarakushCommented:
Look into Fluke Networks 'Lan Mapshot'

Its inexpencive 30 Day trial. Yes I do it on a laptop for mapping client networks. It works great.

http://www.flukenetworks.com/us/LAN/Monitoring+Analysis+Diagramming/LAN+MapShot/Overview.htm

http://microsoft.order-9.com/visiopro/

http://www.microsoft.com/office/visio/prodinfo/trial.mspx


Marakush
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MarakushCommented:
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
pseudocyber  - yup visio used to be able to do it and yes microsoft removed that funtionality :)
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pseudocyberCommented:
>>pseudocyber  - yup visio used to be able to do it and yes microsoft removed that funtionality :)

Or they sold it off ... ;)
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
or it wasnt theirs in the first place ROFL
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pseudocyberCommented:
Well, they did acquire Visio.  Perhaps it was licensed from someone to begin with?
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MarakushCommented:
Used to be licensed from Fluke. They intergrated it within Visio. Now its a seperate package.

Beats me what happened. I'm surprised MS didn't just buy Fluke, and double the price of Visio.

Wow this is starting to sound like a slashdot discussion. :)

Marakush
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
LOL :)
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