What's New - 2017 April

TANSS Interface

As of Docusnap Version 10.0.650.3, the existing Docusnap Connect Package for Helpline will be complemented by a corresponding package for TANSS.

With the new interface, you can export Windows inventory data to the TANSS database where it can be further processed.

IMPORTANT: TANSS will support the import of this data as of version 5.7.8804.

A HowTo document that explains the functionality and use of Docusnap Connect is available at the following link:
https://www.docusnap.com/media/doc/howto/Docusnap_HowTo_Connect-Export-Import_EN.pdf


New Features in Map Visualization

Docusnap version 10.0.650.3 introduces new features for the visualization of maps:

– Search feature
– Filter
– Highlight Path

Visualization of network maps in Docusnap

Search feature

Each time you create or view a plan in Docusnap, a Search field is displayed at the top right of the pane. Depending on the map displayed currently, you can search for different objects. Examples:

– Network map: search for a particular computer or server
– Topology map: search for a particular switch
– IT documentation: search for a particular service or process
– Communication: search for a particular service

Available search options of network maps

Search maps in the visualization of Docusnap

Filter

The Filter feature allows you to restrict the display of the map to objects that are directly related to the selected object.This makes it even easier to view dependencies.For example, when you select an object within your IT documentation, e.g. a process, and then click “Filter Path”, only those objects will be displayed that are directly related to the selected process.This feature is available in the following maps:

– VLAN map
– Routing map
– Communication map
– IT documentation overview map
– Patch panel map

Filter Path in View Maps of Docusnap

Filtered path in Visualization of Docusnap

Highlight Path

The “Highlight Path” feature allows you to color-highlight the path between two selected objects.

For example, select two objects in your IT documentation (to do so, press and hold the CTRL key when selecting the objects). When you now select “Highlight Path”, all other objects that are directly related to these two objects will be color-highlighted.

There's the function highlight path in the visualization of Docusnap

A highlighted path in the visualization with Docusnap


Docusnap Protocol

As of Docusnap version 10.0.650.3, a “Docusnap protocol” will be available. It allows you to open Docusnap directly from within the Internet Explorer.
This call and feature work in the same way as “Docusnap Link”:
https://www.docusnap.com/help/docusnap-x/user/docusnap-link.html

Examples:
Open the Internet Explorer and type “docusnap:” in the address line. If Docusnap is not running yet, it will be started. If Docusnap is up and running, its window will be brought to the front.

By entering “docusnap:[ONC]”, you can open Docusnap or bring it to the front. This call additionally opens the tree and the corresponding object. Example:

docusnap:[1,1]\[1,2]\[2,4]\[2,5]

If a central configuration has been defined for the Docusnap startup, you can add it to the call by entering a string such as the following:

docusnap:[1,1]\[1,2]\[2,4]\[2,5]?-UseConfig&C:\Docusnap\Config.xml

Explanations on this call:
? = separator between the ONC path and the optional parameters
& = Indicates parameters. In Docusnap Link, they are separated by a space.

There are two ways to determine an ONC path.
Docusnap Connect:
When you export Docusnap data with Docusnap Connect, the ONC path will be added automatically.
A HowTo document that explains the functionality and use of Docusnap Connect is available at the following link:
https://www.docusnap.com/media/doc/howto/Docusnap_HowTo_Connect-Export-Import_EN.pdf

CTRL + C:
The ONC path of an object can also be determined using the CTRL + C shortcut: Select the desired object in the tree. Then, press CTRL + C. This copies the ONC path of the selected object to the clipboard from where you can paste it wherever needed.


Calling Docusnap Web Using an ONC Path

Starting with Docusnap version 10.0.650.3, it is possible to call Docusnap Web via an ONC path. This call and feature work in the same way as “Docusnap Link”:
https://www.docusnap.com/help/docusnap-x/user/docusnap-link.html

The great advantage is, however, that a user who gets this link via a third-party product does not need to have the Docusnap client installed in order to access the data.

Examples:
The call must be entered as follows:

http://IhrDocusnapWebAufruf:PortXYZ/onc/ONC path

http://localhost/onc/ [1,1]\[1,2]\[2,4]\[2,12]\[1,13]

http://docusnapweb:8181/onc/ [1,1]\[1,2]\[2,4]\[2,12]\[1,13]

There are two ways to determine an ONC path.

Docusnap Connect:
When you export Docusnap data with Docusnap Connect, the ONC path will be added automatically.
A HowTo document that explains the functionality and use of Docusnap Connect is available at the following link:
https://www.docusnap.com/media/doc/howto/Docusnap_HowTo_Connect-Export-Import_EN.pdf

CTRL + C:
The ONC path of an object can also be determined using the CTRL + C shortcut: Select the desired object in the tree. Then, press CTRL + C. This copies the ONC path of the selected object to the clipboard from where you can paste it wherever needed.


New Option for Windows Inventories – Update selected systems

Docusnap version 10.0.651.2 introduces a new option for the inventory of Windows systems (Windows wizard): ”Update selected systems: Search AD again for additional systems if inventory is scheduled”.

This option is only effective when performing scheduled Windows inventories!

Update selected systems for planned Windows-InventoriesThe effect of this option is that – in the case of manual selection of Windows systems for a scheduled inventory – new systems that were added to the ADS in the meantime, will also be included in the inventory. Before, the inventory of Windows systems was “static”, i.e. you had to select or deselect the systems manually.

Take a look at the following example:

– Assume that you create a scheduled inventory job for Windows systems.
– For this job, scan the Active Directory for computer accounts and select Server1 manually by enabling its checkbox. In addition, enable the new option.
– The job has been set up now and will be run as desired.
– Before it starts, however, the AD will be queried again.
– If the AD query returns a new Windows system, e.g. Server2, that did not exist when you created the job, Server2 will be included in the inventory job.
– If you had not enabled the new option, Docusnap would only inventory Server1.

This behavior also applies when you inventory offline system.


ADS Synchronization – Remove Disabled Computer Accounts

With version 10.0.651.2, a new feature was implemented in the context of ADS synchronization: Remove Disabled Computer Accounts”.

Prior to this version, the ADS synchronization only deleted systems from the Docusnap database whose computer account had been deleted in the Active Directory.

Now, you only need to disable these computer accounts in the Active Directory to have them removed from Docusnap via the ADS synchronization.

Simple remove of disabled Computer Accounts in the Network-Inventory with Docusnap