How to find all Windows Computers on Network | Windows Network Scanner


Hi and welcome to Lansweeper’s scanning tutorials. Lansweeper’s unique scanning algorithm automatically
discovers IT networks of all sizes using a wide range of network protocols. In this video, we will focus on the discovery
of windows computers. Scanned Windows data includes user logon,
memory, anti-virus information, network interface information, but also the installed software
and much, much more. In order for Lansweeper to scan windows operating
systems, you need to set up a user with administrative privileges to the computer. You also need to ensure that WMI traffic is
allowed through your firewalls, as Lansweeper pulls most Windows computer data from Windows
Management Instrumentation. In the Lansweeper Web Console, go to the Scanning
Target section. There are a number of different ways to scan
Windows Computers depending on your set up. Several Active directory scanning targets
are available to retrieve both computer and user information from an entire domain or
a select number of sites or OUs. Active Directory scanning will automatically
scan computers that have logged on to the domain controller. IP range scanning, scans all devices in the
IP range specified by you. These scans can be scheduled or triggered
manually. The workgroup scanning target will retrieve
information from newly logged on Windows devices in a submitted workgroup. Next, in the Scanning Credentials section,
you need to enter your credentials for Lansweeper to remotely access your assets and retrieve
information. You can rest assured that these username and
password combinations are always encrypted and stored locally. Finally, you just need to map these credentials
to a Scanning Target. Once everything is set up correctly, Lansweeper
is ready to scan your Windows computers and detailed information is just a click away.

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