Configuring the First Run Wizard

When you access the Lansweeper web console for the first time, you are presented with a First Run Wizard, which allows you to set up scanning and configure some basic options.

The First Run Wizard underwent a complete visual overhaul in Lansweeper 7.1. If you are running an older Lansweeper release, your wizard will look different but still function largely the same.
The First Run Wizard is only meant for submitting an initial configuration. You'll only see and need to configure this wizard once. You can make changes to your settings and submit additional network segments and credentials for scanning once you've completed the wizard.


To go through the wizard, do the following:

  1. Depending on whether you are using Lansweeper for the first time or already own a license, tick either the first or second checkbox. If you tick the first box, you will be asked to submit your email address, preferably a business email address. This email address will receive a key to unlock your installation, which can be submitted at the end of the First Run Wizard. If you tick the second box, you will be asked to submit the license key you purchased.
    submitting an email address in the First Run Wizard
  2. Hit Next on the welcome screen.
    welcome screen in the First Run Wizard
  3. Select the IP ranges you would like to scan. By default, the wizard will present you with the IP ranges of your local subnet(s), but you can submit other ranges in the available input boxes as well.
    submitting IP ranges for scanning in the First Run Wizard
  4. Select the types of assets you have in your network. If you select a specific type of asset, you will be asked to submit a credential for it on the following screens. Lansweeper supports scanning of Windows computers, Linux and Unix computers, Mac computers, network devices (printers, switches...), VMware and vCenter servers, Citrix XenServers, Amazon Web Services cloud assets, Microsoft Azure cloud assets, mobile devices enrolled in Microsoft Intune and Office 365 environments.
    selecting asset types for scanning in the First Run Wizard
  5. Review the credential info screen and hit Next.
    credential info screen in the First Run Wizard
  6. Submit credentials for the asset types you selected earlier and hit Next on each credential screen. You can hover over the info icon to receive information on the permissions your credential requires. Lansweeper will use the credentials you submit to scan the IP ranges selected earlier. Lansweeper will also automatically scan the domain or workgroup your Lansweeper server is located in. Windows computers will be scanned as they come online. Domain users will be scanned from Active Directory on a scheduled basis.
    submitting credentials in the First Run Wizard
    Scanning with SNMPv3 and SSH certificate/key credentials is supported as well, but these credentials must be configured after completing the First Run Wizard. They are not configured in the First Run Wizard itself.
  7. If you submitted your email address at the beginning of the First Run Wizard, copy the key in the email you received and paste it into the wizard. Hit Next to continue.
    submitting a trial key in the First Run Wizard
  8. At this point, Lansweeper will start scanning your network. Hit Finish to proceed to the web console, which will display scanned data. You can safely explore the console while scans are taking place in the background.
    proceeding to the web console from the First Run Wizard

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