Discover computers by IP range

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.

You can use a range of IP addresses to discover networked computers and add them to the Unassigned group.

Note: You cannot use IPv6 addresses.
  1. On the toolbar, click the Discover computers icon.
  2. In the Discover Computers dialog box, select Discover by IP range and click OK.
  3. In the Credentials dialog box, you are prompted to enter a username and password. You need to do this if you have computers (for example, Windows XP Service Pack 2) that cannot be accessed without account details.
    The account must be a domain administrator’s account, or have full administrative rights over the target XP machines.
    If you are using a domain account, you must enter the username in the form domain\user.
    In the SNMP pane, you can enter the SNMP community name.
  4. In the Discover Computers dialog box, enter the Start of IP Range and End of IP Range. 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.