Network Infrastructure Client Extensions

SYNERGIX NICE software eliminates enterprise application downtime and increases productivity.
Manual and expensive changes required to static TCP/IP properties on Windows Servers during Moves-Adds-Changes (even unplanned changes) now become archaic systems operational tasks. Similarly, the static TCP/IP properties on Windows Servers adjust when changes are made to DC / DNS Servers, whether they are retired or their IP address changed. NICE extends the capabilities of DNS Client, WINS Client, DNS Forwarders, DHCP Server Options configured on Windows domain computers, making them AD Site Topology aware. NICE helps maintain Enterprise Application uptime and functionality

 

 

Software Configuration Management

  • Centralized Configuration Management
  • Group Policy Administrative Template for application configuration
  • Easy Administration
  • Well documented comments for each policy setting are included in GPO Online Help

 

 

DNS Client Management

  • Monitor configured primary and alternate DNS Servers QoS in near real-time
  • Notify or Remediate DNS Client configuration
  • Update Primary and Alternate DNS Server IP addresses in TCP/IP Properties
  • Generate list of valid DNS Servers in AD Forest
  • Weekend Scan of AD Site Topology
  • Nightly Scan of DNS Servers in local AD Site
  • Rank DNS Server by network latency, 53/TCP port check and domain membership
  • Exclude DNS Servers that are in maintenance mode
  • Refresh local DB with valid DNS servers
  • Tag DNS Servers by QoS and domain membership
  • Load Balance DNS Client Configuration

 

 

Closest Available Directory Server

    • Assigned Short Name ( default LDAP ) or FQDN always resolve to Closest Available Directory Servers
    • Maintain exactly same LDAP configuration across your Enterprise Applications

Hard-coding specific DC name or AD Domain Name is not always efficient. Now you can configure all Enterprise Applications running on Windows Servers to use same short name ( default name is LDAP ) or FQDN ldap.[userDNSDomain] irrespective of their physical location worldwide and be guaranteed that they will use the closest and a functional domain controller

 

 

 

WINS Client Management

  • Monitor configured primary and alternate WINS Servers QoS in near real-time
  • Remediate WINS Client configuration
  • Update Primary and Alternate WINS Server IP addresses in TCP/IP Properties
  • Generate list of valid WINS Servers in AD Forest
  • Weekend Scan of AD Site Topology
  • Nightly Scan of WINS Servers in local AD Site
  • Rank WINS Server by network latency, 53/TCP port check and domain membership
  • Exclude WINS Servers that are in maintenance mode
  • Refresh local DB with valid WINS servers
  • Load Balance WINS Client Configuration

 

 

DNS Server Management

  • DNS Forwarder Configuration
  • Monitor configured DNS Server Forwarder in near real-time
  • Remediate DNS Server Forwarder entries
  • DNS Server Forwarders in child domain are configured using parent domain DNS Servers
  • DNS Servers in the forest root are excluded from DNS Server Forwarder remediation

 

 

DHCP Server Management

  • DHCP Server Options & Scope Options
  • Remediate DHCP Configuration Option 006
  • Reporting DHCP Server Properties
  • Highlight DHCP Server Properties that do not follow best practices

 

 

WINS Server Management

  • Publishing WINS Servers in AD Forest
  • WINS Servers are published in Configuration partition in Active Directory
  • By default, the multi-valued attribute URL of the AD Site object is updated with WINS Server parameters
  • URL consists of objectGUID, whenCreated and TTL value so obsolete WINS Servers are discarded during scan

 

 

Reporting

  • Detailed Reporting of Available Network Services
  • Logs are updated per service cycle
  • Filter logs for easy analysis