Release Notes

Update Instructions

  • Take a backup of your current database
  • Download the latest ZIP file
    • extract the files
    • remove the flag “This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer.” flag in the properties of the .EXE files
  • Run the CONFIG utility
    • Adjust the connection settings
    • TEST the connection
      • if a database update is necessary, the application will inform you and take the necessary action
    • SAVE the connection settings
  • Enjoy – 9/2022:

Due to many requests and obvious a high need, I added a feature that lets you save the column settings like width, sort-order and visibility on a per table view. This works everywhere where the column selector (upper left button next to the search boxes) is available. If you wish to save the changes and re-arrangements you made, simply click the button and then click OK – you will be asked if the current settings should be saved as default user settings. Please be aware, this works on a per user-basis.

Resetting the column settings in the same dialog resets them back to the system defaults as well. – 9/2022:

Added the option to enforce WMI scans on Workstations and Servers. This will bypass the deployment status as well as the Auto-WMI flag and attempt to scan the system as soon as possible. Please be aware, this is only available if WMI is enabled in the Settings.

LDAP sync already provides an enforced sync if you use the new button in either Employees or LDAP Groups, thought I mention as a reminder, as some people asked about it.

Various minor updates. – 7/2022:

Using the letter C in various drop-down fields did not work as expected, this was due to a coding error. Thank you for the reports. This was corrected. – 4/2022:

This update advances the Windows service, not only was the error handling improved, it now also has a Service Log available under research. This log allows you to see what the service is doing and also determine if it is still alive or not to some extend. Please set the appropriate Service Log right on the user account under settings in order to access this new module.

Bugfixes include an issue where SNMP reported 0 instead of the correct SNMP OID value for printers and an issue that could keep the force LDAP sync active, leading to a constant LDAP sync. Further was there an issue with sending out LDAP change reports, this was corrected.

Minor bugfixes and corrections. – 4/2022:

Starting this version, the CONFIG utility will perform any necessary database updates. This was incorporated back to updates starting version

You now can use the F1 key or the various HELP buttons throughout the application to directly open the Online Manual.

An issue with wrong LDAP groups shown in the Employees module was corrected.

The IT-Admins-CMDB-Server.exe can be started from a CMD / Command Prompt with while adding the parameter “-console”. This is done to allow to find out where any possible issues starting the service etc.

Assigning a Printer to an IP Address did not obey the MAC address of the printer. This was corrected.

Minor bugfixes and corrections. – 4/2022:

Besides various smaller bugfixes there was a push to make some of the input fields bigger to fit the various needs.

The Settings are now visible in the Windows taskbar as a separate window and there is now a distinguished name selector in the Settings to select the DN for the LDAP synchronization.

Further is the module LDAP Compare back that used to exist in the Access database version. This allows you to check the computer entries in LDAP against what you have in the database and their current status. – 4/2022:

While update successfully fixed the issue in Settings, it caused the IT-Admins-CMDB-Service to not start, due to a version conflict. This update fixes this. – 4/2022:

Small bugfix for Settings / Users – the button RIGHTS did not appear and settings rights to new users caused errors.

Initial release: – 12/2021:

This is the initial public release of the IT Admins CMDB application. The version number 4 is due to this being the replacement of the IT Asset Database project that is now out of support / End-of-Life and was last released as version 3.x.

Details to any future releases of this new .NET version of the Asset Management and Network Documentation solution will be published here.