Windows: If you want a solid overview of what computers, networked printers and other resources are available on your network, NetResView is a free, lightweight and portable application for doing so.
NetResView is a stand-alone application capable of scanning your network and showing you all computers, printers, shared folders, and other network resources available on domains and workgroups your computer is connected to. From the NetResView interface you can see the resource name, type, what workgroup or domain it belongs to, its IP address, a local path if it's on the machine you're working on, the MAC address of the machine, and other information.
You can restrict the scope of the search by excluding information like the individual shares on each machine &mdash ;noticeable increase in speed — or restricting the search to only a certain domain or workgroup if you're on a particularly large network and a portion of the network is irrelevant to your search needs. The information generated by NetResView can be saved as an HTML report. NetResView is freeware, portable, and Windows only.