Discover computers by browsing the network

If you use role-based administration, you must have the Computer search, protection and groups right to perform this task. For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

To add a list of computers found in Windows domains and workgroups to the Unassigned group:

  1. On the toolbar, click the Discover computers icon.
  2. In the Discover Computers dialog box, select Discover on the network and click OK.
  3. In the Credentials dialog box, enter a username and password of an account that has sufficient rights to retrieve computer information.

    The account must be a domain administrator’s account or have full administrative rights over the target computers. If you are using a domain account, you must enter the username in the form domain\user.

    You can skip this step if your target computers can be accessed without account details.

  4. In the Discover Computers dialog box, select the domains or workgroups you want to search. Click OK.
  5. Click the Unassigned group to see the computers that have been found.

To begin managing computers, select them and drag them to a group.