I have just released SYDI-Server 2.0, which is part of the Open Source SYDI project. The goal of SYDI is to help people document their networks.
SYDI-Server is written in vbscript, it uses WMI to collect information from Windows Servers and Clients and writes information to XML or Microsoft Word.
You can download SYDI-Server 2.0 here.
The most exiting update for this release is the script ss-xml2word.vbs. It enables you to;
1. Convert a SYDI-Server XML file to word: Useful in situations where you donâ€™t have Word installed. On a DMZ or running a scheduled task from a server.
2. Keep your documentation updated: In combination with the XML file from SYDI-Server you can create an own file where you have the written documentation for the target system. The two files are combined to a final Word report.
3. Native Language: Iâ€™ve added support for English and Swedish (the only two I know), itâ€™s very easy to edit the translation files to support your native language. Contact me if you would like to maintain your own language file.
I have also added support for IIS, on target computers running Windows Server 2003. In this version the script only collects the most basic settings; more will come in later versions.
The complete ChangeLog since 1.6:
– Added ss-xml2word.vbs
– Added basic reporting for Internet Information Services (IIS)
– Added Language: Swedish (through ss-xml2word.vbs)
– Added members of local groups
– Added Sound Cards
– Added CD-ROM Drives
– Added Tape Drives
– Added Startup Commands
– Fixed CPU count for HT systems (thanks to Thomas from www.makronet.dk)
– Added -D option which might be useful for reporting bugs
– Fixed issue with using -u and -p (thanks alexwoolsey)
– Fixed a bug related to storage
– Removed -o option from wrapper script (appeared in help but didn’t exist, sorry 🙂 )
For more information about SYDI take a look at the website, or keep reading this blog.
[tags]sydi, network documentation, system administration, software, inventory, open source[/tags]