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This page provides an overview of the scanning targets and scanning methods available in your Lansweeper On-prem installation.


Lansweeper offers a variety of methods to scan your network, most of which can be configured in the Scanning > Scanning Targets section of the Lansweeper On-prem web console. You can use one or more of these scanning methods, depending on your personal needs and preferences.

The overview below lists the various available scanning methods and some basic properties of each. This can help you make an informed decision on which method(s) to use. You can click through to a specific scanning method to see its respective knowledge base article, where the method is explained in more detail.

Scanning method Scans Windows computers Scans Linux, Unix, Mac computers Scans devices (printers, switches...) and ESX(i) Scanning schedule Scans new assets not yet in database Agentless
Active Directory Computer Path Fixed
Active Directory Domain Dynamic
Active Directory Path (Eventlog only) event log data only Interval
Active Directory User/Group Path AD users and groups only Fixed AD users and groups only
AirWatch 
mobile devices: Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows Phone
Fixed or interval
Asset Group Fixed or interval
Asset Radar  Continuous
Asset Type Fixed or interval
AWS Region 
Cloud hosted

Cloud hosted
Fixed or interval
Azure
Cloud hosted

Cloud hosted
Fixed or interval
Credential-free Device Recognition 
(can update information)

(can update information)

(can update information)
Fixed or interval
Chrome OS 
Chrome OS devices
Fixed or interval
Intune 
mobile devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Fixed or interval
Intune V2 
mobile devices: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Fixed or interval
IP Range Fixed or interval
Office 365  Office 365 data only Fixed or interval Office 365 data only
Office 365 V2  Office 365 data only Fixed or interval Office 365 data only
Report Fixed or interval
SCCM 
(but no assets created)
Fixed or interval
Windows Computer Fixed
Windows Computer (Eventlog only) event log data only Interval
Workgroup (deprecated) Dynamic
Batch Scanning
Rescan buttons
LsAgent custom
LsPush custom
LsClient (discontinued) custom
(but not a true agent)

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