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Can Visio 2010 automatically diagram a network using SNMP?

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Can Visio 2010 automatically diagram a network using SNMP?

This was a feature in Visio 2000 and 2002, according to the article discussed in this website:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio-help/what-happened-to-the-autodiscovery-feature-HA001093558.aspx

However, the article says that this feature was not available in Visio 2003.

Is this feature now available in Visio 2010 or Visio 2007?

I'm looking for a quick, easy, and free way of producing a high quality diagram of my entire network that includes all servers, routers, switches, firewalls, and all other network equipment.
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Microsoft has something called - Microsoft Active Directory topology Diagrammer that might be what you are looking for.  As the name implies it uses active directory
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb42fc06-50c7-47ed-a65c-862661742764&displaylang=en
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I'm not sure that the AD plug in will do what you want; there are various apps which will do this better than visio's own functionality and produce a visio diagram::

http://windows.podnova.com/trends/visio_automatic_network_diagram.html
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What are the names and website addresses of some of these other apps?
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check the link I posted.  If you need any more recommendations, then shout...
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You might also check some of the partner products at the Visio Toolbox site:
http://visiotoolbox.com/2010/partner-product-trials.aspx
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Does anyone else have any more comments or suggestions?
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