Lansweeper is an on-premise network management solution suitable for businesses of all sizes. It offers integrated tools for managing network inventory, business assets, help desk operations and more.
The solution can scan and monitor performance of IT infrastructure in real time. The integrated help desk & IT service desk feature allows any IT support team to centralize and handle end user support requests. IT administrators can track software, deploy new software, update existing versions or uninstall software across every workstation from a centralized, remote system.
Lansweeper allows businesses to build a central knowledge base, which can be used to address repeated user queries and issues, as well as document important company information. The integrated Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) management feature scans the performance of various shared devices such as printers and switches to the most efficient one in real time. Other features include software inventory & auditing, active directory deployment and license compliance management.
Harold from Saclaw
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Lansweeper is a great utility for Systems Admins. It has pretty much all you can ask for with regard to managing assets in your network. It has a great reporting tool that will report everything you need to know about a particular device on your network. Additionally, it has tools to remotely administer devices.
Can attach to Active Directory network
Bang for the buck
Grant from Rockley Photonics Inc
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Up to date workstation inventory, including hardware and software.
I like the software inventory on each workstation. I like that it comes with a (fairly simple) help desk facility. It is very easy to install and let run in the background. Whenever I need it (to look for sofware licenses or check disk capacity, for example), it has the latest inventory of what is on my network.
I wish that it was easier to manage the workstations that have disappeared. It is hard and tedious to delete the ones I've renamed or retired. I also am not happy with the Mac support. I guess that goes for Linux. You need to provide the "superuser" privileges to connect to each machine (windows is AD controlled so there is a domain admin authority).
David from Torsby municipality
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Form helpdesk to an automated inventory scan, Lansweeper has saved us so much time it's immeasurable. Everything is wonderfully integrated and very customizable. With it integrated to our AD it connects devices to users and created tickets seamlessly. Being able to quickly identify which device a user is having trouble with is fantastic.
There are so many features it's hard to fit all of them into a single review. Safe to say is that you can in theory do everything you'd like from a troubleshooting and management standpoint. Application deploy, integrated uVNC remote desktop, Quick inventory management are just a few features that are great to have access to.
If the included tools are not enough they have a great forum in which loads of people have submitted their own solutions to further extend the variety.
Me and my colleagues highly recommend Lansweeper.
The automated inventory scan. The built-in uVNC support.
There a few things I dislike about the product. Everything we like is there and if it isn't the forum most likely have a solution to it.
You need to see it to believe it.
Bill from OnProcess Technology
This is a great product to look out at your network to see what is there. It is NOT an asset tracker. If you deploy a new computer and use the same name as the previous system, Lansweeper will overwrite the information for that old system. A true asset tracker should still maintain that information for the old system as well as the new system.
Piere from Total IT Solutions
Well, I have to say, I have tested almost every asset tracking software there is out there and stopped using them right away.
But recently I have discovered lansweeper because of a newly hired colleague. The setup is really easy and we were able to get started right away.
The more I'm getting into the configuration the more everything gets done the way I want. My personal efficiency has increased exponentially!
One great advantage for me is my SQL knowledge, so the report builder comes quite naturally.
Currently we're integrating the deployment feature in our corporation, but I'll need to get into that a little deeper very soon as it seems a little complicated from time to time.
The price we're paying for it is a reasonable one. In my opinion, doesn't cost anything to try it, it's really worth your time.
Jessica from Revert inc.
I've been using Lansweeper for a year now, kind of inherited it from the previous admin.
As everything was already set up, it took me a while to figure everything out.
There are a boatload of features available and the amount of information that's scanned is astonishing. You have a lot of possibilities but you do need to be a bit creative at times.
For example: I wanted the TeamViewer ClientID for each machine, found out the registry location, set it up to be scanned, rescanned the network and pulled a report on user/machine/clientid.
All the functionalities are there and they are really flexible but do require some research from time to time. The same goes for deployment and reporting. The tools are there and quite a lot of default content is available but if you really want to take full advantage of the tool's power, get creative and do some research.
In the end, it cut down the time I spent on menial tasks and monitoring. Once you set it up, you won't want to go without it anymore.
Gabriel from Feed IT
To give you guys a bit of background information: I am a system administrator of a company located in Belgium, but we have sites located all over the world (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, ..).
If you are looking for a network inventory software that is very customizable to your needs I would say use Lansweeper. I am working in an environment that exists almost exclusively exists of Windows computers and servers and it scans everything I need.
Personally I am a big fan of the software scanning and the software license information. Lansweeper saved us dozens of hours of license and asset detail collection so far.
Recently they came out with their latest version 5.2 and the deployment feature is still a bit of riddle to me. Although with their features included already I¿m starting to get the hang of it!
The updates are free (and frequent) and it is very easy money for us if we see what it does to the productivity.
Definitely should try this one, all I had to do was download a trial and ask for the possibility to test everything!