Running Integrations

You can run an Integration for a computer or device from any grid (All Nodes, Computers, Chromebooks, or Network Devices) by selecting Tools > Integrations > [Command] from the main menu or by selecting Integrations > [Command] from the pop-up menu.

TIP: Commands for running Integrations are also available on the preview pane for Computers and Network Devices.

Alloy Discovery includes a number of pre-configured Integrations:

  • Screenshot — is an Alloy Software tool for capturing screenshots on a remote computer. For details, see Capturing Screenshots on Remote Computers.

  • Telnet — is a program used to invoke a terminal session to a remote computer.

  • Ping — is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on a network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer.

  • VNC (Virtual Network Computing) — is a popular graphical desktop sharing and remote computer access tool. To use this tool, VNC must be installed on both the Desktop App host machine and remote computer.

  • Remote Desktop (RDC) — is a Microsoft client tool (included by default in Windows XP and above) that allows a user to access the desktop, applications, and data on a remote computer and control it remotely.

  • Open in Windows Explorer — lets you access the computer's shared resources using Windows Explorer.

  • Manage — allows you to open the Computer Management console for the chosen computer.

  • Trace Route — lets you determine the network path to the chosen computer or network device.

  • Event Viewer — allows you to open the Event Viewer for the chosen computer.

  • Path Ping — lets you find out the details of the network path to the destination computer or device and obtain the ping-like statistics for each node in the path.

  • Task List — allows you to view a list of applications and services for all tasks running on the chosen computer.

  • Shutdown — lets you shut down the chosen computer.

  • Reboot — allows you to restart the chosen computer.

  • WakeOnLan — is an Alloy Software utility for turning on or waking up the chosen computer over a network connection.

    NOTE: You can run the WakeOnLan command only for the remote computers that meet the technical conditions of the Wake on LAN (WOL) standard. Also, you may need to make some changes in the remote computer's BIOS configuration in order to enable this feature. For details, see https://www.pointdev.com/en/faq/faq-ideal-remote-wakeup-remote-computer-station-wake-on-lan-wol-id-943.html.

IMPORTANT: Executing any of the above listed commands requires that its corresponding tool is installed on your computer hosting Alloy Discovery console. For example, a typical installation of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 does not include Telnet; to use the Telnet command, you should install it.