AuditWizard - Installation Types - Remote Auditing - Start Menu Method

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Use Case

  • Computers that do not have a direct connection to the local network
  • Computers that are rarely on the local network and thus have no connection to the AuditWizard share.

Network Configuration

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Steps

1. Configure your FTP server. It is preferable that the folder on the server where files will be copied is the data folder in your AuditWizard network share. In this way the files will be uploaded to the same location that your local network computers will write their .ADF audit files. No further moving of files prior to uploading into AuditWizard will be required in this configuration.

2. Configure the Scanner to audit the items you want in Administration > Auditing > AuditScanner Configuration. Configure the Upload Method as FTP. Save the configuration with the name Start Menu.

3. Navigate to C:\Program Files\AuditWizard v8\Scanners\.

4. Copy Start Menu.xml to the desktop. Rename it as AuditScanner.xml.

5. Open the new copy of AuditScanner.xml. Look for the tag <DeployPathRoot>. Replace the path with C:. Repeat this with the tags <DeployPathScanner> and <DeployPathData>. This should be the result:

   <DeployPathRoot>C:</DeployPathRoot>
   <DeployPathScanner>C:</DeployPathScanner>
   <DeployPathData>C:</DeployPathData>

6. Save the file.

7. Navigate to C:\Program Files\AuditWizard v8\.

8. Copy AuditScanner.exe to the desktop.

9. By any means, copy these two files to drive C: of the client computer

10. Add a shortcut to AuditScanner.exe to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\.

How it Works

The user starts the machine and logs in. The alias causes the Scanner .exe to run. The FTP upload method sends the .ADF audit file directly to your local server via the Internet and is uploaded along with audit files produced locally. No further interaction is required. You should expect that the computer will not be audited as regularly due to the possibility of it not being connected to the internet at the time the Scanner is run.

When the Scanner executable is upgraded, usually every two to three versions of the application, the above process will need to be redone for each computer. The user himself could swap the files. The shortcut would not need to be recreated.

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