Auditor Help: Discovering Devices on the Network

  1. Run the software.
  2. Follow the instructions for Windows report generation.
  3. Click the Discover button.
  4. Select one of the following network discovery options (to find systems in your environment):
    • Active Directory - utilizes Active Directory tree to discover systems
    • NetBIOS - utilizes NetBIOS protocol to discover systems
    • Specify Hosts - allows you to manually enter, import, or specify systems in the environment

    Network auto-discovery



  1. You selected Active Directory.
  2. Click the Next > button.
    Network auto-discovery
  3. Use the plus signs to expand the domains.
  4. Select the domains and/or containers in the tree by double-clicking or using the Select button.
  5. Click the Next > button.
    Network auto-discovery
  6. Select systems you wish to scan (double-click or use the Select button).
  7. To specify access credentials for a selected system, click the Set Props... button.
  8. To import systems specified in a comma-separated value files, click the Import CSV... button.
    See also Auto-Importing
  9. Click the Finish button.
  10. Proceed with reporting.



  1. You selected NetBIOS .
  2. Click the Next > button.
    Network auto-discovery
  3. Select the domains in which to discover systems (double-click or use the Select button).
  4. Click the Next > button.
    Network auto-discovery
  5. Select systems you wish to scan (double-click or use the Select button).
  6. To specify access credentials for a selected system, click the Set Props... button.
  7. To import systems specified in a comma-separated value files, click the Import CSV... button.
    See also Auto-Importing
  8. Click the Finish button.
  9. Proceed with reporting.



  1. Since you selected Specify Hosts, you must select a method. Click on any or all of the following tabs:
    • Net Browsing - allows you to enter the domain and computer name(s) you wish to use
    • FQDN - allows you to enter the fully qualified domain name of any systems you wish to use
    • IP - allows you to enter the IP addresses of the systems you with to use or to import a list of IP addresses
    • IP Ranges - allows you to enter pair of IP addresses and discover all systems with IP addresses between them
  2. On the Net Browsing tab, enter a domain and computer name and click Add.
  3. Repeat for as many systems as you wish to add.
    Specify by domain and computer name
  4. On the FQDN tab, enter the fully qualified domain name and click Add.
  5. Repeat for as many systems as you wish to add.
    Specify by fully qualified domain name
  6. On the IP tab, enter the IP address of a system.
  7. Enter the username and password (and confirm the password) and click Add.
  8. Enter the time limit (in minutes) during which the software will discover systems.
    Specify by IP address
  9. On the IP Ranges tab, enter a lower limit IP address and an upper limit IP address.
  10. Enter the username and password (and confirm the password) and click Add.
  11. Enter the time limit (in minutes) during which the software will discover systems.
    Specify by IP address ranges
  12. You can choose to Save to File or Load from File and locate the directory for the file (see file format).
  13. You can choose to Delete a system you've added.
  14. Click the Next> button.
  15. Select systems you wish to scan (double-click or use the Select button).
  16. To specify access credentials for a selected system, click the Set Props... button.
  17. To import systems specified in a comma-separated value files, click the Import CSV... button.
    See also Auto-Importing
  18. Click the Finish button.
  19. Proceed with reporting.