Lansweeper installation checklist

The below checklist can be used to prepare a Lansweeper installation, from a simple Easy install to a distributed setup with multiple scan servers. Being prepared ensures a smooth installation process, as well as efficient scanning of your network after installation. This checklist includes the following sections:

  1. Pre-install recommendations
  2. Installing Lansweeper
  3. Post-install recommendations

1. Pre-install recommendations

To plan and prepare the architectural setup of your Lansweeper installation, complete the below steps.

DescriptionMore information
1.1Find the right Lansweeper setup for you:

  • Which database server
  • Which web server
  • Distributed or not
  • How many scan servers
  • How many installations
Which Lansweeper setup is right for you?
1.2Review Lansweeper installation requirementsLansweeper installation requirements
1.3Select or set up machine(s) to install Lansweeper on
1.4If selecting Microsoft SQL Server as your database server, either:

  • Download and install SQL Server, making sure to keep Lansweeper requirements in mind. Know the password of at least one sysadmin account in the SQL instance, as you'll require this for the Lansweeper installation process.
  • Configure your existing SQL Server instance, if you have one, according to Lansweeper requirements. Know the password of at least one sysadmin account in the SQL instance, as you'll require this for the Lansweeper installation process.
Configuring a SQL Server instance to host the Lansweeper database
1.5If selecting IIS as your web server and IIS is not already installed on your machine, install itHow to install IIS (Internet Information Services)
1.6If performing a distributed Lansweeper installation, make sure required firewall ports are open between machines, so scan server(s) and web console can communicate with the databasePorts scanned or used by Lansweeper
1.7If intending to access the Lansweeper web console from machines other than the web server, make sure the website ports you intend to use are open between machines
1.8If intending to use Lansweeper features that require internet access, make sure your Lansweeper server can access the internetLansweeper features that access the internet
1.9If intending to scan computers or other assets without a scanning agent, make sure:

  • Firewalls are properly configured to allow for this
  • You create a user account with the required permissions for scanning
Ports scanned or used by Lansweeper

Overview of scanning targets and methods

Creating and mapping scanning credentials

1.10Make sure your DNS servers are up-to-date, so your Lansweeper scan servers properly resolve client machine names

2. Installing Lansweeper

To perform your Lansweeper installation after choosing and preparing your architectural setup, complete the below steps.

DescriptionMore information
2.1Grab your Lansweeper license key, either:

  • A trial key, if you haven't purchased a license yet
  • The license key you purchased
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2.2Download the latest Lansweeper installerDownload Lansweeper
2.3If intending to scan Windows, Linux or Mac computers with the LsAgent scanning agent, download the LsAgent installer(s)Download LsAgent
2.4Install Lansweeper according to your needs and specificationsPerforming an Easy Install

Performing an Advanced Install

2.5Complete the First Run Wizard presented in the web console, which sets up an initial scanning configurationConfiguring the First Run Wizard

3. Post-install recommendations

Once you've completed your Lansweeper installation, you may want to configure some other important settings and processes. Below, the most essential ones are mentioned.

DescriptionMore information
3.1Configure the web console date format and first day of the weekSetting the date format
3.2Add additional scanning targets and credentials to scan your network, if necessaryOverview of scanning targets and methods

Creating and mapping scanning credentials

3.3Install LsAgent on your client machines, if intending to scan with LsAgentInstalling LsAgent on a Windows computer

Installing LsAgent on a Linux computer

Installing LsAgent on a Mac computer

Silently installing LsAgent

3.4For security reasons, set up a custom SSL certificate in the web consoleConfiguring SSL in IIS Express

Configuring SSL in IIS

3.5Give more users access to the web console, if desiredRestricting access to the web console
3.6For security reasons, disable the built-in admin account for logging into the web consoleManaging the built-in admin account
3.7Configure automated cleanups of the Lansweeper databasePerforming automated database cleanups
3.8Familiarize yourself with the Lansweeper backup procedure, so you can get a backup schedule in placeBacking up your installation
3.9Familiarize yourself with the Lansweeper update procedure, so you can get an update schedule in placeUpdating your installation

Automatically updating your scanning servers

3.10Link your Lansweeper installation with CloudGuide to Lansweeper Cloud

 

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