From version 9.3 onward, Lansweeper is capable of scanning system drivers, PnP (plug and play) drivers and printer drivers installed on Windows computers. Scanned data includes driver name, version, manufacturer, path, state, release date and more! This knowledge base article explains how to set up driver scanning and how to view the driver data in Lansweeper.
1. Configure client machines for scanning
Like other data, Lansweeper retrieves drivers through a combination of WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) and the registry of the client machine. To scan the drivers of a Windows computer, make sure the machine meets the general Windows scanning requirements. If you can successfully scan the machine, the drivers will be successfully retrieved as well.
2. Enable driver scanning
To enable driver scanning, browse to the
Scanning\Scanned Item Interval menu of the web console. Here, tick the
Enable checkbox for the PNPSIGNEDDRIVERS, PRINTERDRIVERS and/or SYSTEMDRIVERS item. The default refresh interval of each of these items is 6 days.
3. Scan driver data
Once you've completed the previous steps, fully rescan your client machines to immediately retrieve the driver data. For instance, click the
Assets menu at the top of the web console, filter the Type column for Windows computers, tick the upper checkbox to select all assets and then hit
Rescan asset(s) on the left.
Note that you must use an agentless scanning method or LsAgent to scan your client machines, as the older LsPush agent does not scan drivers.
If you rescan your computers with one of the
Rescan buttons found throughout the web console, the computers' drivers will immediately be retrieved as part of the rescan. If you use another scanning method like an IP range target, whether driver data is refreshed depends on how you configured your scanned item intervals. With default driver intervals of 6 days for instance, an IP range scan will only refresh driver data every 6 days at most.
4. View driver data
Scanned drivers can be viewed in the
Config\Windows\Drivers tab of individual Windows asset pages. There are sub-tabs for system drivers, PnP signed drivers and printer drivers.
You can also use built-in or custom reports to view driver data. Perform a search for "driver" in the
Reports menu of the web console to find built-in driver reports. If you want to build a custom report, an easy way to do so is by editing a built-in report and choosing
Save As from the report builder. This creates a copy of the report that you can customize further.