Accessing the Management Console

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What is the Management Console?

The AssetTrack Management Console is a Windows application used by AssetTrack administrators and asset managers to:

  1. Configure the fields and forms on AssetTrack Mobile devices and AssetTrack Server web interface
  2. Manage the asset type, manufacturer, product, location, organization and vendor lists
  3. Review, validate, scrub and publish data collected by web and mobile users

Accessing the Management Console

Although the Management Console is a Windows application, it is accessed via AssetTrack Server. To access the Management Console:

Note Note

Before you run the Console, verify that your local workstation (not necessarily the server) has Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 installed. If you're unsure, check the Properties > Version tab of the following file and verify that it is 2.0.50727.1433. Make sure you check all the way to the revision number, 1433.

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorlib.dll

If your version of the .NET Framework is out of date, download and install the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1.

  1. Log in to AssetTrack Server with a user account that is a member of the Administrators or Managers group.  The AssetTrack Server main menu appears.



  2. Click on Console at the bottom of the left hand navigation pane. The Launch Console web page will appear in the main AssetTrack frame.



  3. Click the Run button on the Launch Console web page. Internet Explorer will check the server and your machine to determine what, if anything, needs to be downloaded and installed.



  4. If this is the first time you've downloaded the Management Console to your workstation, a security warning dialog will appear. This is a standard warning to ensure that you trust the server from which you downloaded the program you are about to run. Click Run to continue downloading the Console.



  5. Note Note
    It is up to your system administrator to digitally sign the console application to have this warning not appear.  Contact AMI support for information about how to digitally sign your AssetTrack application.
  6. Internet Explorer will begin downloading the application to your workstation.  If this is the first time you've downloaded the Management Console, this may take a few minutes. The second time you access the Management Console, this process will go much more quickly as Internet Explorer only downloads the components that are needed.



  7. Once the application has been downloaded, the Management Console Connect to Server dialog will appear. Enter your AssetTrack username and password (the same one you used to access the AssetTrack web application) and press the Connect button.



  8. The Management Console main window will appear.



  9. Note Note
    When the Management Console first opens, no forms will be displayed in the Forms section of the Server Navigator. The Console will download these and add them to the Server Navigator in the background, so if you don't see your forms right away, don't panic!  They are being downloaded and will be added to the Server Navigator within a minute or so.

You are now ready to use the Management Console.  



Note Note

The next few pages will show you how to add data into AssetTrack. If you are integrating AssetTrack with another system (e.g. Unicenter, HP OpenView, or a custom integration), this data will be fed into AssetTrack via the integration so you should skip ahead to the mobile device section.

If you are using AssetTrack as a standalone repository, then you should continue to the next page to learn about creating data in AssetTrack.


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