Monday, 14 November 2011

Netscan - a freeware swiss-knife tool

Netscan is the swiss knife of the tools for administrators. It reminds me of Lansweeper, but for realtime scan and information gathering from the computers and devices on the network, thumbs up for the ease of use and list of features:


  • Pings computers and displays those alive.
  • Detects hardware MAC-addresses, even across routers.
  • Detects hidden shared folders and writable ones.
  • Detects your internal and external IP addresses.
  • Scans for listening TCP ports, some UDP and SNMP services.
  • Retrieves currently logged-on users, configured user accounts, uptime, etc.
  • You can mount and explore network resources.
  • Can launch external third party applications.
  • Exports results to HTML, XML, CSV and TXT
  • Supports Wake-On-LAN, remote shutdown and sending network messages.
  • Retrieves potentially any information via WMI.
  • Retrieves information from remote registry, file system and service manager.
  • It is absolutely free, requires no installation, and does not contain any adware/spyware/malware.