Creating asset types

When scanning a device, Lansweeper uses a complex internal procedure to determine the device's asset type. Just a few examples of asset types are: Linux, Apple Mac, Windows, Printer, Router, Switch. Many asset types are built-in, but you can create your own as well, by following the instructions below. Once you've added an asset type, you can assign it to assets, either manually or automatically.

To create your own asset type, do the following:

  1. Browse to the following section of the web console: Configuration\Asset Mapping
    Asset Mapping menu
  2. Hit the Add Asset Type button in the Asset Types section of the page.
    Add Asset Type button
  3. Enter an asset type name into the Name field of the popup window.
  4. Optionally, link your own icons to the asset type by placing them in the folder below, found on the computer hosting your Lansweeper web console. Icons should be in the .jpeg, .jpg or .png format and must be stored in the following resolutions: 10x10, 16x16 and 48x48 pixels.
    Program Files (x86)\Lansweeper\Website\images
    image folder
    asset type images
  5. Hit the Ok button. The asset type is now included in any asset type dropdowns within the web console.
  6. You can also edit existing asset types by placing your cursor in the Name or Icon columns, making a change and hitting Enter while your cursor is still present in the line. Gray items are locked and cannot be edited, to prevent unexpected scanning behavior.
    editing asset types

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