Linking with Cloud

Cloud offers a new way for you to use and access Lansweeper. This cloud-hosted platform not only provides Lansweeper functionality that already existed but also introduces many new features. To link with Cloud, follow the steps below.

Install or update Lansweeper locally

For now, you must link with Cloud from an existing, up-to-date Lansweeper installation. Install or update Lansweeper using the latest available installer, if you haven't already. Installation instructions and update instructions are offered in our online knowledge base. You must be on the latest Lansweeper release to ensure full compatibility with Cloud.

Create a Cloud account

Once you've set up your Lansweeper installation and scanned some data, you can start the process of linking the installation with Cloud.

Create an account for Cloud at app.lansweeper.com, by selecting the Register option. You'll be asked to submit an email account, which can be any account you own, and configure a password. Once you've done that, you'll receive an email to confirm your account.

Make sure to look for and follow the instructions in your account verification email. You must verify your email address within 24 hours.

Create a site

Once you have a Cloud account, the next thing to do is to create a site. A site is a collection of one or more Cloud-linked Lansweeper installations. To link an installation with Cloud, you must create at least one site in your account. You can also create multiple, if you want to further group and separate your local installations.

Cloud access can be configured per site, giving you more control over who has access to which specific Lansweeper installations and data. You can for instance create site A and give users Susan and Daniel access to it, then create site B and only give user Andrew access to that one. Within a site, you can also configure data access further. You can restrict access to assets and functionalities.

If you just registered a Cloud account, you are automatically added to a demo site provided by Lansweeper with some demo data in it. Also, whenever you log into your account, you are presented with a list of sites your account belongs to. At the bottom of this screen, there is a Create new site button to create a site of your own.

Pick your site name carefully, as this name is used as part of your site URL. While you can change the display name of a site after creation, you cannot change the internal name that is used in the URL. Note that your site name must be unique and may not contain spaces. There is validation to ensure you meet these requirements.

Link local install with Cloud site

Once you have your local Lansweeper installation and your Cloud site, you can go ahead and link the two. To do so, go back to your local Lansweeper installation and browse to the Configuration\Link With Cloud Site menu. Within this menu, click the Link with Cloud site button.

If you have multiple scan servers, you will be asked which one should be responsible for syncing with Cloud. This server is what we call the "sync server" and you only need one for your entire local installation.

Next, a popup is presented with a pass/fail indication for a number of Cloud prerequisite checks. Once all checks are green, you can hit Next to proceed.

 

A new tab will open that shows a security confirmation code. Verify if this code matches with the one presented in your local web console. If the new tab does not in fact open, check if your web browser is blocking it.

 

After checking that the code in the newly opened tab matches the one presented in your local web console, click the Confirm button. At this point, you will be asked to log into your Cloud account, if you are not yet logged in.

 

Once logged in, a list is generated of sites that you own and that list is made available in your local web console. Select the Cloud site you want to sync with, submit a name and (optionally) description for your installation and click Next

Optionally, you can enable the auto-update feature for your local installation on the next screen.

Done!

Once you've submitted the aforementioned configuration, you're done. You can now sit back and wait for your local installation to perform an initial sync with Cloud. Depending on how much data is in your local Lansweeper installation, this process may take a while. Your local installation will tell you when it's done sending the data.

Once processed, Cloud will display your installation's data in the Inventory menu on the left. Here you can see all of your assets listed and click on an asset entry to view the asset in more detail.

Cloud also lists the details of your linked installation under Configuration\Installations. If you have multiple local installations linked with the same Cloud site, all of these installations will be listed there. Your local installations will continue to send data to Cloud as changes occur in your local databases.

Once you've set up your link with Cloud, you can of course configure your Cloud site further. For instance, as mentioned previously, you can invite more people to your site so you can manage your sites and their data in a collaborative way. You can accept site invitations from others as well. Whenever you log into Cloud, you will be asked which site you want to view. You can switch between sites using the Change site menu in the top left corner of the interface.

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