This page provides information on how to create and map scanning credentials for various types of devices and platforms in Lansweeper.
Lansweeper uses scanning credentials, which are login/password combinations and certificates/keys, to remotely access and scan network assets. The following assets require a scanning credential in order to be scanned remotely: Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows computers, VMware and vCenter servers, Citrix XenServers, network devices (printers, switches) that have SNMP enabled, AWS and Azure cloud assets, and Office 365 accounts. Windows computer credentials are also used when deploying packages on computers.
Your Lansweeper Classic installation allows you to submit an unlimited number of scanning credentials. Scanning credentials are managed in the following section of the web console: Scanning > Scanning Credentials.
To create a credential, select Add new Credential in the Scanning > Scanning Credentials section of the web console. There are various types of credentials:
To map a credential, click the Map Credential button in the Scanning > Scanning Credentials section of the web console. You can select multiple credentials at once.
Credentials are tried in the order you see them. In the example below, Lansweeper will first try the Window domain credential and then the local credential. You can change the order in which credentials are tried by grabbing (left-click and hold) a credential in the Credentials column and dragging it to a new position.
NetBIOS domain name\NetBIOS computer name or
workgroup name\NetBIOS computer name.