Configuring the First Run Wizard

Once you've installed Lansweeper, the web console automatically opens in your default web browser. When you access the Lansweeper web console for the first time, you are presented with a First Run Wizard, which allows you to add an initial scanning setup and configure some basic options. This article gives an overview of the First Run Wizard screens.

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 for scanning once you've completed the wizard.

Unlock your installation

Once you've moved past the First Run Wizard's welcome screen, you are asked for your Lansweeper license key. Paste your key in the input box and hit Next to proceed to the next screen. A key will have been sent to you when you downloaded or purchased Lansweeper.

Web console login configuration

At this point in the First Run Wizard, you can configure a basic access configuration for the web console. Lansweeper has a built-in administrator account with full access to the console and whose username and password you can configure. Optionally, you can also give an existing Windows user full access to the web console. More users can be provided access and your access configuration can be customized further after completion of the First Run Wizard.

For any subsequent access to the web console, after completion of the First Run, you will be asked to log in first. You can do so with the built-in admin user/password or the Windows user you previously chose in the First Run.

Scanning configuration

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. Scanning assets with Asset Radar is also enabled by default but can be disabled if required. In addition, Lansweeper will automatically scan the domain or workgroup your Lansweeper server is located in.

Lansweeper supports scanning of a variety of machines: Windows computers, Linux and Unix computers, Mac computers, network devices like printers and switches, VMware and vCenter servers, Citrix XenServers, mobile devices, Chrome OS machines...

Scanning starts

Once you've hit Next, 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.

It is recommended to submit scanning credentials after completion of the First Run Wizard. Lansweeper scans basic asset info without credentials, but having scanning credentials greatly increases the amount of detail that can be retrieved. If you want, you can also submit additional network segments for scanning after completion of the First Run.

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