3. Scanning & Discovery

Learn more about Lansweeper’s several scanning features and scanning capabilities.

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Introduction to Discovery

The core function of Lansweeper Discovery is the core function of Lansweeper. As you may have heard, a great sysadmin is a lazy sysadmin. The first purpose of Lansweeper was to avoid walking around the premises, writing down the assets, and entering ...

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Credential-free Device Recognition

What is Credential-free Device Recognition? Credential-free Device Recognition (CDR) is the feature that allows Data Breadth scanning to happen without the need for any credentials. CDR applies machine learning techniques and asset fingerprint enrich...

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Credential-based Discovery

Deep-scanning Lansweeper has the ability to perform a deep scan of an asset to uncover even more information than a CDR scan. This happens after CDR technology and Asset Radar have run credential-free scans. For a deep scan, Lansweeper uses a combina...

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Agent-based Scanning

Why use a Scanning Agent Lansweeper can scan the entire IT environment without agents, as you have learned in previous chapters. However, some assets may be difficult to reach due to various factors, such as: Mobility and location of devices (e.g., r...

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