Cisco Active Advisor Desktop Scanner is a standalone application, available for both Windows and MacOS, which can be downloaded and installed on your machine in order to perform network device discoveries. Scanning networks that lack internet access is supported by the Desktop scanner, as long as you first log into the application while connected to the internet.


The Cisco Active Advisor Desktop Scanner can discover your network devices and register them with the Cisco Active Advisor portal. 


The application can also perform scans without a persistent internet connection, and will securely upload all information to your account when connection becomes available.


The Cisco Active Advisor Desktop Scanner can discover larger Enterprise networks than the Web Scanner, and can scan up to 15 class-C subnets or a class-B.