Overview of scanning targets and methods

Lansweeper offers a variety of methods to scan your network, most of which can be configured in the Scanning\Scanning Targets section of the web console. You can use one or more of these methods for scanning, depending on your personal needs and preferences.

The overview below lists the various scanning methods that are available and some basic properties of each. This can help you make an informed decision on which method(s) to use. You can click through to a specific scanning method to see its respective knowledge base article, where the method is explained in more detail.

Scanning methodScans Windows computersScans Linux, Unix, Mac computersScans devices (printers, switches...) and ESX(i)Scanning scheduleScans new assets not yet in databaseAgentless
Active Directory Computer Pathfixed
Active Directory Domaindynamic
Active Directory Path (Eventlog only)event log data onlyinterval
Active Directory User/Group PathAD users and groups onlyfixedAD users and groups only
Asset Groupfixed or interval
Asset Typefixed or interval
AWS Region
(introduced in Lansweeper 7.1)

cloud hosted

cloud hosted
fixed or interval
(introduced in Lansweeper 7.1)

cloud hosted

cloud hosted
fixed or interval
(introduced in Lansweeper 7.1)

mobile devices:
Android, iOS, Windows Phone
fixed or interval
IP Rangefixed or interval
Office 365
(introduced in Lansweeper 7.1)
Office 365 data onlyfixed or intervalOffice 365 data only
Reportfixed or interval
Windows Computerfixed
Windows Computer (Eventlog only)event log data onlyinterval
Batch Scanning
Rescan buttons
(introduced in Lansweeper 7.0)
(but not a true agent)

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