Linking assets to other assets or users

Lansweeper allows you to link assets to other assets or users and to define the asset/asset or asset/user relationship. You can specify that asset A is owned by user X for instance and that asset B is backed up to asset C. There are a number of built-in relation types and you can create your own as well. Once you've created your relations, you can also report on them using built-in or custom reports in the Reports menu.

To include a user in a relation, that user must be a domain user and its Active Directory information must have been scanned. Instructions for scanning domain users can be found in this knowledge base article.

Linking one asset to another asset or user

To link just one specific asset to another asset or user, do the following:

  1. Browse to the asset's Lansweeper page and hit the Edit asset button on the left side of the web console, under Asset options
    Edit Asset button under Asset Options
  2. To define an asset/asset relation:
    creating asset-asset relation
    - Select a relation type from the third dropdown in the Asset Relations section of the page. If none of the relation types suit your needs, you can create a new one.
    - Choose Select asset... from either the second or fourth dropdown, depending on which asset (the source or the target) you want to base the asset relation on.
    - In the resulting popup window, tick the checkbox in front of the target asset of your choice and hit the Ok button. You can perform a search on one of the columns to easily find the asset you need.
    - Optionally, use the available input boxes to add a custom date and comment to the relationship. Hit the Add button afterwards.
  3. To define an asset/user relation:
    creating asset-user relation
    - Select a relation type from the second dropdown in the User Relations section of the page. If none of the relation types suit your needs, you can create a new one.
    - Choose Select user... from the third dropdown.
    - In the resulting popup window, select the user of your choice and hit the Ok button. You can select the appropriate domain from the User Domain dropdown and perform a search to find the user you need.
    - Optionally, use the available input boxes to add a custom date and comment to the relationship. Hit the Add button afterwards.

Linking multiple assets to another asset or user

To link multiple assets to another asset or user, do the following:

  1. Click the Assets link at the top of the web console. You will be presented with a list of scanned assets.
    opening the Assets menu
  2. Tick the checkboxes in front of the assets you would like to link.
    adding relations to multiple assets
    - You can perform a search on one of the columns to easily find specific assets. In the example above, we filtered the Domain column to only list assets within the lansweeper domain.
    - You could also tick the checkbox at the very top to select all assets in the current search results.
  3. Hit the Add relations button on the left side of the web console, under Asset Actions
  4. Select a relation type from the Relation Type dropdown in the popup window. If none of the types suit your needs, you can create a new one.
  5. To define an asset/asset relation, hit the Select Asset button in the popup window, tick the checkbox in front of the target asset of your choice and hit the Ok button. You can perform a search on one of the columns to easily find the asset you need.
    adding asset relations to multiple assets
  6. To define an asset/user relation, hit the Select User button in the popup window, select the user of your choice and hit the Ok button. You can select the appropriate domain from the User Domain dropdown and perform a search to find the user you need. Alternatively, hit the Top Console User button to have Lansweeper automatically determine for each Windows computer which user it should be linked to. Each Windows computer will be linked to the domain user with the most logins to the machine.
    adding user relations to multiple assets
    Top Console User only adds relations to Windows computers and only Windows computers that domain users have logged into.
  7. Optionally, use the available input boxes to add a custom date and comment to the relationship. Hit the Add Relation(s) button afterwards.

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