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This page provides information about how Lansweeper normalizes hardware, software, and OS data, how it works, and where you can find the data in Lansweeper.
The software normalization feature is currently in a preview phase. It's possible to quickly toggle between normalization and scanned software on individual asset pages and in theSoftwaremodule.
When you link your local Lansweeper installation with your Cloud site, your asset data is sent up to the cloud. This includes your scanned software data.
Within Cloud, you can not only view your software data as it was scanned, but you can also opt to see a normalized software view. Using machine learning, Cloud normalizes software names, publishers and version numbers. For instance, where a Google software product may have its publisher listed as "Google LLC" or the older "Google Inc" in Add/Remove Programs, Cloud will normalize all of these publisher names to "Google".
This article explains how the feature can be enabled, and where a list of normalized software can be found in Cloud.
You can enable software normalization by going to Configuration > Site settings and toggling theNormalized softwareswitch.
After enabling this feature, a progress bar will appear, indicating the progress of the normalization process for reports. All reports are sent to the running queue. Once this process is complete, all reports will return normalized software data.
Only the site owner can enable or disable this feature. For performance reasons, the feature can only be re-enabled once every 7 days.
View normalized software
Please note that the Releasecolumn has been deprecated. You can now find the relevant information in the Versionand Architecturecolumns instead.
Normalized software views can be found in the following locations in Cloud.
Software menu and asset pages
When the normalized software feature is enabled, the default non-normalized list of scanned software will still be displayed in the All softwareview found in the Softwaremodule, and in theInstalled softwareview found in individual asset pages. The normalized view can be activated even if the normalized software feature is disabled.
Reports and API
When the normalized software feature is first enabled, report results won't be updated immediately, as the reports are sent to the running queue. The progress of this normalization process is displayed in Configuration > Site settings. Once completed, reports in theReportsmodule will display a normalized list of software. API data will contain normalized software immediately after enabling this feature.
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