System Change service
The System Change service monitors the hardware components discovered on a Windows device. Once N-able N-central discovers these components, it creates a snapshot of this asset information. The System Change service uses this snapshot as a baseline to monitor any changes that occur in the assets of the device. The service scans the device for changes every day at 9:00 am. For example, the removal of a network adapter at 1:00 pm is reflected in the state of the service at 9:00 am the next day. This change is also reflected in the updated snapshot, which can then be reset as the new baseline.
You can also reset a new baseline on a device. For information, see Reset the System Change service baseline for a device.
The System Change service requires the following configurations:
- The service can only be monitored on discovered assets, not on devices that were manually created.
- The service needs to have a recurring Windows Asset Discovery task targeted against the IP address of the target device.
- A Windows probe collects the data presented in the service.
|Instances on a Device||1|
|Supported Systems/Applications||Microsoft Windows|
|Device Class||Laptop - Windows, Server - Windows, and Workstation - Windows|
|Monitored By||Central server asset|
|Scan Interval||One day (1,440 minutes)|
|Change in number of network adapters|
The change in the number of assets. The number can reflect any addition or removal of assets.
Information about the changes that have occurred in the asset details.
Information about the changes that have occurred to the asset.
The Stale state is displayed when a device's MAC address changes due to changes in its network adapter.
|Change in network adapter details|
|Change in number of CPUs|
|Change in CPU details|
|Change in number of media access devices|
|Change in media access device details|
|Change in number of video controllers|
|Change in video controller details|
|Change in size of RAM|
|Change in OS|