How to use Scan for Cloud

Scan devices with Boardgent Network Scanner for Cloud

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Before Start

Inside the Scan for Cloud section you will see the necessary information to can scan devices from the cloud:

1. This is the port where Boardgent Network Scanner is listening for new devices, by default it will be the port 3030.

If you want to change this port you need to navigate to the route where Boardgent Network Scanner is installed (typically C:\Users\yourUser\AppData\Local\Programs\BoardgentNetworkScanner on Windows) and look for the config folder, inside that folder, you will see a file called config.json that has the configuration of the application, edit that file to change the port.

For example, this is the configuration to listen in port 40025:

{ "port": 40025 }

2. This is the Discovery URL that will use the Agent to can connect to Boardgent Network Scanner server and discover the device, this URL has the token of your application to validate that only you are trying to add devices to your server.

Scan Devices

1. Create a domain or subdomain pointing to your server IP and the port that Boardgent Network Scanner exposed to make the app accessible from the internet.

For example, pointing to

Note: If you are going to use the Scan for Cloud in a local network, you can skip this step and replace the domain in the Discovery URL by the IP and the port of your server, for example:

2. Download the Agent from Boardgent Network Scanner and move it to the device that you are going to discover.

3. Open a console with Admin Privileges in the device that you are going to discover and navigate to the folder where you placed the Agent.

4. Run the Agent with the command discover followed by the Discovery URL that Boardgent Network Scanner has created.

If the device supports AMT and is configured use the parameter --amtcred1 with the AMT credentials in this format "user:password".

Replace the domain in the Discovery URL by the domain created in the first step and use http or https depending on your domain configuration or use the IP and port of your server with http protocol.

For example:

> .\BoardgentNetworkScanner-agent.exe --amtcred1 "admin:P@ssw0rd" discover

Note: After moving the Agent to Linux you should give it executable permissions, you can do it running the following command:

> chmod +x ./BoardgentNetworkScanner-agent

When the Agent ends the discovery process it will send the information to the server and will print the result of the process.

The new information is displayed immediately in Boardgent Network Scanner.

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