Client-side Components

Updated in 8.5

Alloy Navigator Express Desktop App

The Desktop App is the desktop user interface for IT personnel to all Alloy Navigator Express (ANX) functions.

There are many ways to access the Desktop App:

  • On the desktop, double-click the Alloy Navigator Express shortcut;
  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the Desktop App icon (see Introducing Alloy Navigator Express Components);
  • From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > Alloy Software > Alloy Navigator Express 8 > Alloy Navigator Express 8.

Network Inventory App

The Network Inventory application is the primary user interface for IT personnel to the Network Inventory component, intended for automated discovery and audit of hardware and software configurations for networked and standalone computers.

You can start the Network Inventory application using the Alloy Control Panel. To launch Network Inventory from the Desktop App, choose Tools > Network Inventory. To launch the Network Inventory from the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > Alloy Software > Alloy Navigator Express 8 > Network Inventory.

Settings

The Settings is an administrative tool for customizing Alloy Navigator Express’ behavior and tailoring it to the needs of your organization.

There are many ways to access the Settings:

  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the Settings icon (see Introducing Alloy Navigator Express Components);
  • From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > Alloy Software > Alloy Navigator Express 8 > Tools > Settings;
  • From the Alloy Navigator Express Desktop App or Network Inventory, choose Tools > Settings on the main menu.

Database Management tool

The Database Management tool helps you perform the following tasks:

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

You can start the Database Management tool as follows:

  • In the Alloy Control Panel, click the Database Management tool icon (see Introducing Alloy Navigator Express Components);
  • From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > Alloy Software > Alloy Navigator Express 8 > Tools > Database Management.