Lansweeper has several options to record the location of your asset:
- Lansweeper can retrieve AD location information for Windows computers that are in an Active Directory domain, this information is automatically added to an asset if available.
- Location information can also be manually added to your assets by editing the location field for your assets. For SNMP enabled devices this is automatically populated.
- IP range locations allow you to assign a name to an IP range. Any asset that belongs to the specified range will automatically be placed in the corresponding IP location you've created. If an asset doesn't belong to any IP location you've created, it is automatically added to the built-in Undefined group.
- Location assets, which we will explain in further detail below.
While the Lansweeper report builder will provide you with a wide range of reporting options to get a clear overview of where the assets in your Lansweeper database are located, you might want a more visual representation of where your assets are physically located.
Your Lansweeper installation allows you to upload blueprints or maps of your offices and place assets on them, so your system administrators can easily locate equipment. When an asset is placed on a location map, you can drill down to the asset's Lansweeper web page and scanned data.
Location maps are considered as an asset and are automatically added to the Location section of the asset type overview in your Lansweeper web console. This implies that, for complex environments, you can nest locations by placing other location assets on your main location map. For example, you can create a location map for each office and then add the individual offices to a larger office building map.