Client-side Components

Updated in 8.4

Desktop App

The Desktop App is the primary user interface for IT personnel to Alloy Discovery functions. The application provides you with all the tools you need to configure, deploy, and run the audit. It also provides analytical and reporting tools to analyze and interpret audit results.

There are different ways to access the AD8 Desktop App :

  • On the desktop, double-click the Alloy Discovery shortcut.
  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the AD8 Desktop App icon.

Settings App

The Settings app is an administrative tool that allows you to perform different Alloy Discovery's administrative tasks such as creating user accounts, managing software products, configuring alert messages, customizing field labels, resolving conflicts, accessing log files, etc.

There are many ways to access the Settings app:

  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the AD8 Settings icon.
  • From the AD8 Desktop App, choose Tools > Settings on the main menu.

Database Management

The Database Management tool for Alloy Discovery allows you to perform the following tasks:

  • Create a new database.
  • Migrate inventory data from a previous version of Alloy Discovery or Alloy Navigator.
  • Upgrade the Alloy Discovery 8.x database to the latest version.
  • Activate your Alloy Discovery database by applying the product’s digital license.

You can start the Database Management tool as follows:

  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the AD8 Database Management tool icon.