Set up Lansweeper scanning according to your needs
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
Credential-free Device Recognition
Recent Lansweeper installations will have Credential-free Device Recognition activated by default. When the Lansweeper installation finishes, the local IP Range is scanned using CDR and assets will be created and recognized without further intervention. Lansweeper can provide much more detailed information on an asset, either by Scan Server Scanning or installing an agent on the endpoint.
Scan Server Scanning
Scanning Servers use Scanning Targets, together with Credentials to scan endpoints without an agent. Two of the most commonly used targets are an IP Range Scan & an Active Directory Domain Scan.
Scan a Window Workgroup, Domain, or an entire AD Domain or just selected Sites, detecting newly logged-in endpoints and scanning automatically. After a Scanning Target is created, Credentials for each type of endpoint are created and mapped to the scanning target. The types of credential permissions needed are detailed in the Endpoint Requirements below – Each type of endpoint has specific requirements that must be met for a successful scan.
Asset Radar is a special type of Lansweeper scanning, added and enabled by default to a Scanning Server. It works in conjunction with CDR to automatically identify assets, based on captured network subnet traffic. It works continuously and can alert you immediately to rogue or otherwise overlooked assets on the network.
Performing More In-depth Scans
Once you've chosen and configured your scans, you can get started. Scan your assets with Lansweeper in no time at all!
Diving in with Fidelity Scanning
In addition to the previously mentioned Scanning Targets, additional scanning options are available.
Scan devices from popular manufacturers leveraging specialized OT protocols.
Lansweeper OT enables organizations to scan, detect and identify a wide range of OT devices from popular manufacturers leveraging native OT protocols. Maintain a complete and accurate OT Inventory with detailed data about each device. Avoid vulnerabilities and attacks by remediating outdated firmware versions, reducing downtime, and optimizing the cost and performance of your OT.