Lansweeper treats the monitors in your network as separate devices with their own asset page. Because a monitor does not directly connect to your network, Lansweeper adds it as an asset when it scans the connected Windows computer. Lansweeper finds this information in the computer's registry. Additionally, Lansweeper enriches the data using the device catalog if possible (and enabled).
Scanned monitor information
Like with most other devices Lansweeper will retrieve the basic information from your monitor, including but not limited to:
- Asset type
- Device description
- Serial number
- Screen dimensions
- Screen Resolution
- Panel type
- Additional features
- USB hub information
- Connections information
- Power usage data
For certain brands (Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo), Lansweeper attempts to retrieve warranty information from the manufacturer.
The information about your monitors is scanned from the registry of the Windows computer they are connected to. This allows Lansweeper to automatically create an asset relation between the monitor and computer.
Once scanned, each monitor also receives a unique identifying key, based on the manufacturer code and serial number. When you move a monitor and connect it to a different computer, Lansweeper recognizes it and creates a new asset relation on the existing asset page. This also allows you to keep track of your monitor's history.
Most networks have more monitors than computers. Having two screens per computer, and more in stock is not uncommon. With Lansweeper, you can keep track of your monitor's history even while it's unused.