When Lansweeper scans a Windows computer, it automatically retrieves the user accounts configured on the computer, as well as the configured user groups and their members. This information can be found in the Config > User Info section of individual computer webpages, under Users, Groups and Users In Groups. These tabs are not populated for domain controllers. Local users and groups configured on domain controllers are no longer scanned, as such scans could cause performance issues.
In addition to scanning locally configured users and groups, Lansweeper also detects the currently logged on (local or domain) user during every computer scan and adds it to the Config > User Info > Last Logon section of the computer webpage. The logon time values reflect when Lansweeper scanned the computer and detected the users.
As previously mentioned, users configured on computers and users that log into computers are automatically detected. However, it is possible to scan additional domain users directly from Active Directory as well. Lansweeper allows you to pull user accounts directly from Active Directory OUs specified by you and to do so on a schedule.
To scan an Active Directory user OU, follow these steps:
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