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This page describes how to configure Network Discovery from your Lansweeper Site, and explains how to create and manage agentless discovery actions.


Network Discovery is currently a preview feature, so please anticipate occasional adjustments and improvements as we refine its performance.

Lansweeper's Network Discovery enables you to discover all IT and OT assets within your network. By utilizing the necessary discovery credentials, Network Discovery gathers all asset details both on the local machine and on remote IT assets.

To learn more about installing Network Discovery, see Install Network Discovery.

Configure Network Discovery

You can configure the discovery settings for Network Discovery from within your Lansweeper Site, allowing you to determine what to scan and when the scans should take place.

For more information about the discovery menu, see Discovery configuration.

Create a new Network Discovery action

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Scanning > Discovery actions.
  2. Select Add new action.
  3. In the pop-up, select the Agent-less action type and choose Add action.
  4. Enter a name and description for your action.
  5. Select Target.
  6. In the pop-up, enter a target you want to discover. 
    A target can be an IP range or address, an FQDN, a machine name or a Cloud subscription.
  7. Select Save target.
  8. Select Manage sensors.
  9. In the pop-up, select the sensors that should be used for the discovery.
  10. Select Close.
  11. Optionally, select Credentials.
    Add credentials to a Network Discovery action to gather even more asset details.
  12. In the pop-up, select a credential to use for the discovery.
  13. Select Close.
  14. Select Create new trigger.
  15. In the pop-up, select a time and date for the trigger, and enter a name.
  16. Select Save trigger.
  17. Select Save and exit.

Manage Network Discovery actions

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Scanning > Discovery actions.
  2. Select the discovery action you want to edit.
  3. In the Agent-less action detail view, manage your targets, sensors, triggers, or credentials.
  4. Select Save and exit.

Configure auto update for Network Discovery

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Scanning > Discovery groups.
  2. Select Default Group. This discovery group manages your Network Discovery hubs and sensors by default.
  3. To pause or resume the auto updates, select the Pause auto-update toggle.
  4. To choose a schedule for the auto updates, select the days and the specific time for the updates to occur.
  5. Select Save and exit.
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