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Scan Windows computers from a USB drive with LsPush

This page provides instructions on scanning a Windows computer using the LsPush scanning agent from a USB drive. Lansweeper includes several scanning methods to scan the assets in your network. You can scan the Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows computers...

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How to scan a VMware server

VMware servers can be scanned directly with a read-only credential to the server or indirectly through their vCenter server. This article explains how to scan the servers directly. Scanned VMware ESX(i) data includes disks, installed guest machines, ...

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Excluding events from scanning

All Windows computer scanning methods scan events found in the Windows Logs section of a client machine's Event Viewer. Error events and any additional event types you may have enabled are scanned. It is possible to exclude individual events from sca...

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Scanning non-error events

When Lansweeper scans a Windows computer, it retrieves the events found in the Windows Logs section of the computer's Event Viewer. It's important to note however, to keep your database as small as possible, only error events are scanned by default. ...

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Scanning with an Eventlog Only scanning target

Your Lansweeper Classic installation includes two Eventlog Only scanning targets. These are agentless, scheduled scanning targets that scan the event log entries of Windows domain or workgroup computers specified by you, as frequently as once a minut...

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Scanning with an IP Range scanning target

This page describes the IP Range scanning target feature in Lansweeper, which allows you to scan any IP range you specify for computers, servers, and network devices. An IP Range target is an agentless, scheduled scanning target that scans any IP ra...

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Exclude assets from scanning

This article explains how to exclude assets from scanning. Keep in mind that each scanning target works independently. If an asset is part of only one scanning target, Lansweeper will attempt to scan the asset. However, if an asset is part of one sc...

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