on 10-17-2017 08:30 PM - edited on 01-11-2023 01:47 PM by Nils
Lansweeper includes several scanning methods to scan the assets in your network. You can scan the Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows computers, VMware servers and other devices in your network without installing any Lansweeper software on the machines you're scanning.
For Windows computers, however, you can choose to perform your scans with a scanning agent. Lansweeper's scanning agent is called LsPush. One of the ways it can be implemented is by using a scheduled task. LsPush is a small executable that scans the computer locally when run on a Windows computer. LsPush cannot and does not need to be installed on the computer you're scanning. The LsPush executable must simply be executed on the computer whenever you want to scan the machine. The LsPush scan results can be sent directly to your Lansweeper server for automatic processing or stored in a file that can be imported into your Lansweeper installation later on.
There are many ways to run LsPush on your machines. Any process that can run the LsPush executable, preferably with a parameter, can trigger LsPush scans of your machines. For instance, LsPush scans can be fully automated by integrating the scanning agent into logon scripts, group policies, or scheduled tasks.
This article explains how to scan Windows computers with the LsPush agent in a scheduled task and have the scan results automatically sent back to your Lansweeper server. This scanning approach could, for instance, be helpful if you have workgroup computers that you want to scan locally and in an automated way.
To scan Windows computers with the LsPush scanning agent in a scheduled task, follow these steps:
Program Files (x86)\Lansweeper\Clientand copy the LsPush executable contained within.
\\LAN-001\LsPushFolderwith the name of the shared folder storing your LsPush executable and
LansweeperServerwith the name of your Lansweeper scanning server.
\\LAN-001\LsPushFolder\LsPush.exe LansweeperServer /showresult
In the input box, type "taskschd.msc" and click OK.
In the Triggers tab, click the New... button.
Specify the schedule you want to use to run the LsPush task and select OK.
In the example below, we chose to run the task at user logon, i.e. whenever a user logs into the computer.
In the Actions tab, click the New... button.
Select Start a program from the dropdown menu.
In the first input box, submit the file path of your LsPush executable.
In the second input box, submit the name of your Lansweeper scanning server and click OK.
In the Conditions tab, uncheck Start the task only if the computer is on AC power. Unchecking this option is important for laptops, to ensure the task is executed even when running on battery power. Click OK afterward.
Once a user has logged into the computer to be scanned, perform a search for the name of the computer in the web console search bar, which takes you to the machine's Lansweeper webpage. The Scan time tab of the machine's asset page should also indicate an LsPush scan has taken place.
If the search bar finds no asset for the scanned computer, the LsPush scan may have failed for any of the following reasons: you've reached your Lansweeper license's asset limit, your Lansweeper database is full, the Windows computer is excluded from scanning.