Administration Guide

Client-side Components

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:

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.


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:

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 2023.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: