User Management: Track, Change and Manage User Data

What Is User Management?

User management is the process of inventarizing all users and their access rights to resources or information within a computer network. It also involves maintaining an up-to-date identity inventory. User management is usually done by an IT administrator who can provide or deny users access. The admin does this by using a user management system.

Why Do You Need User Management?

User management not only greatly enhances productivity among users of your IT network, it is also essential for security reasons. You want to know who has access to your network resources. An unidentified user can be a cybercriminal looking for access to your critical data. But you cannot identify or even find unauthorized users without a system that can scan your entire network. That is why IT admins use a solution like Lansweeper.

Scan Your Network for Users

With Lansweeper, user management is easy and straightforward. The first step is always to get a complete overview of your network and its users by scanning the network. Lansweeper does this automatically using a wide range of network protocols. Lansweeper scans are agentless, so you do not need to install it on every device you want to scan.

Get an Overview of All Users

Once the network has been scanned, the data is securely stored and accessible through our user-friendly interface. Your user data is offered in an orderly overview so that you can instantly track user access and check user permissions. This overview includes local users, AD users and assets. New pages will be created automatically for new users or assets with every following scan.

Manage Office 365 User Data Together with AD User Data

Lansweeper also scans Office 365. This means that the retrieved user data will automatically be unified with existing Active Directory data, allowing you to also manage Office 365 users. This means that whenever you view a user within Lansweeper, you cannot only see the Active Directory Information, but also any related Office 365 information. You will very easily identify users who are missing licenses or plans, have unsafe passwords and much more.

Optimize Asset-User Relations: Link Assets to Users

Once you have the comprehensive overview of your IT users and assets, Lansweeper offers built-in reports, or the possibility to create your own custom reports, to simplify analyzing the collected data and use them for effective user management. By linking users to the assets, you can easily track who is using which asset. Establish relations for Local Users, AD User Groups, and OUs. Simply set end dates for a complete audit trail of devices that frequently change owners. View user permissions, AD information and all the other information scanned from the assets, like event log data from your Windows devices. In fact, event logs contain user events that Lansweeper can easily retrieve and report on. 

“One of my favorite reports is ‘Unauthorized Local Administrators‘. I am a stickler when it comes to this and want to know immediately when a tier has created a local admin on a PC that they should not have.”

Carl

IT DIRECTOR AT A FORTUNE 500 AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY

Perform User Actions Based on Data

The obtained overview allows you to actively manage users. You can revoke permissions, remove software (remotely) or perform other changes with the use of Lansweeper's actions and deployment packages. Actions are built-in but can also be customized. You can create any user action you require. To see what kind of custom actions have already been made by Lansweeper users, you can check out the forum. By combining the data retrieved with the unlimited possibilities of custom actions and deployments, Lansweeper provides the most reliable platform for user management.

Detect Unauthorized Local Administrators

Unauthorized administrators can be a threat to your network. When you grant local admin rights, you risk the installation of unapproved software, breaking business-critical applications and causing disruption and downtime. In order to minimize this risk, Lansweeper offers you an easy method of finding local administrators. For a system administrator, it is often important to know which accounts have administrative privileges on the computers they manage. The reports tab in Lansweeper's web console even has a built-in report called "Unauthorized Administrators". These users are not limited in what they can do with the account and can therefore be a severe security threat to your IT network.

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