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Overview of scanning targets and methods

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 Ta...

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Windows rename detection

This article explains the effect of enabling Windows rename detection. When a network asset is being scanned, Lansweeper needs to determine whether the asset is already present in the Lansweeper database. This is accomplished by comparing some specif...

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Scan an Active Directory Domain scanning target

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 agentl...

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Scan a Windows Computer scanning target

This page provides information on how to add and configure Windows Computer targets for scanning using Lansweeper. Windows Computer is an agentless, scheduled scanning target that scans any individual Windows domain or workgroup computer specified b...

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Scanning with a Workgroup scanning target

Due to their reliance on the old SMB1 protocol, scanning targets of the type Workgroup are marked as deprecated. It is strongly advised to use other types of scanning, e.g. IP Range targets, to scan workgroup assets. The Workgroup target is an agentl...

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How Lansweeper uniquely identifies assets

When a network asset is being scanned, Lansweeper needs to determine whether the asset is already present in the Lansweeper database. It does this by comparing some specific data pulled from the asset being scanned with data already present in the da...

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Bandwidth used during scanning

Scanning non-Windows machines like Linux, Unix and Mac computers, VMware servers, printers, switches etc takes very little network traffic. One full first-time Windows computer scan takes 4 MB if you are scanning without a scanning agent. Subsequent ...

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Scan a network device

This page explains how Lansweeper can scan network devices, such as cameras, firewalls, printers, routers, and switches. Apart from scanning Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows computers, as well as VMware servers, Lansweeper is also capable of scanning n...

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How to scan a Linux or Unix computer

Lansweeper supports scanning of Linux and Unix operating systems. Scanned Linux data includes disks, network interfaces, manufacturer, model, memory, OS, processor, serial number, software, uptime, users, user logons and more. To scan a Linux or U...

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