This page provides information on using the Active Directory Domain scanning target in Lansweeper to scan Windows computers that are part of an Active Directory domain.
Lansweeper offers the Active Directory Domain scanning target. This is an agentless, fully automated scanning target suitable for scanning Windows computers that are part of an Active Directory domain.
Active Directory Domain can be configured to scan an entire domain or only a select number of sites or OUs. It contacts your domain controllers every X minutes to retrieve a list of newly logged on computers and scans those computers if they haven't been scanned by an Active Directory Domain target in the last X number of hours or days. If a computer was scanned by an Active Directory Domain target at one point, but then does not report to a domain controller again, the Active Directory Domain target will also rescan that computer after X hours or days. Active Directory Domain scanning targets allow you to scan an unlimited number of domains.
To submit a domain (entirely or in part) for scanning with an Active Directory Domain target, select Add Scanning Target in the Scanning > Scanning Targets section of the web console and choose the Active Directory Domain scanning type in the resulting pop-up. You'll need to enter your domain's DNS and NetBIOS names into the pop-up window. If you have multiple scanning servers, there will be separate configuration tabs on the Scanning Targets page, one for each server.
Below is an overview of available Active Directory Domain buttons, options and settings. What is scanned by the target can be configured in the Add Scanning Target pop-up itself, while the schedule that is used can be configured further down the Scanning > Scanning Targets page. The same schedule applies to all Active Directory Domain targets.
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