Saturday, 21 September 2019

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit - Collect Inventory Data (2/4)


As mentioned in previous post, this KB series is about Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. There are 4 main steps :
  1. Install MAP Toolkit and its basic configuration
  2. Collect inventory Data 
  3. Extract Report
  4. Extract Advanced Report

Before we could generate a report, we need to collect inventory data. There are a few options, such as Windows computers, Linux computers, computers on VMware, Active Devices and users, etc.

For this example, we re going to discover Windows Computers within a specific IP ranges.

This KB is about how to collect inventory data.


  1. At Overviews section, select Perform an inventory

  2. For this testing, let’s select Microsoft computers, and select Next

  3. For this testing, we will discover devices via IP range. Select scan an IP address range, and select Next

  4. Specify range if IPs, and select Next

  5. To discover and connect to the machines, we need to provide user account(s) that have permission to do so. Select Create…

  6. Supply the credential, and select Save

  7. Select Next

  8. Select Next

  9. View the summary. If they are all good, select Finish

  10. Discovering… you can close the window if you want to.

  11. Discovery process completed. Select Close.



  12. The outcomes….


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