You want to identify all of the components on your network.
- Download and run NetScan.
- The first time you run NetScan on your PC, it won’t know the subnet to scan. You can scan multiple subnets, but we’ll only do one for now. We’ll use the primary subnet on our network. Click Options->IP Address->Detect Local IP Range. Choose the appropriate subnet.
- Notice how NetScan fills in the Range after you select your subnet.
- Next, we need to choose our scan options. Click on Options->Program Options.
- The General options are usually sufficient.
- Click on the Additional tab. Ensure the following are enabled:
Resolve host names
Resolve MAC addresses
Grab HTTP server banner
Check for open TCP ports (80,443)
- Click on the Workstation tab. Ensure the following are enabled:
Lookup Windows Version
Lookup logged-on users
Retrieve assigned comment
- Click Ok.
- Start the scan by clicking on the Start Scanning icon.
- Due to the nature of a network scan, it can take a few minutes to several. Once done, NetScan should show a list of scanned hosts. If you click on the Plus (+) sign next to a host, you’ll see any shared resources (e.g., a shared printer).
- Click on File->Save Results.
- For Save as Type, choose XML.
- Choose to save the file to an appropriate location.
- Click Save.
If this work is part of a ticket, upload the resulting XML as an attachment to the ticket.