Import computers from a file

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 enable Enterprise Console to list your computers, you can import the computer names from a file. You can create the file using entries like this:

Note: You do not have to specify which group the computers will be put in. If you enter [] (with no space between the brackets) for the group name, computers will be put in the Unassigned group.

Valid operating system names are: WindowsXP, Windows2003, WindowsVista, Windows7, WindowsServer2008, Windows2008ServerR2, Windows8, WindowsServer2012, Windows81, WindowsServer2012R2, Windows10, WindowsServer2016, MACOSX, Linux, and Unix.

The domain name and the operating system are both optional. So an entry can look like this:


You import computer names as follows:

  1. On the File menu, click Import Computers from File.
  2. In the browser window, select the file.
  3. Click the Unassigned group to see the computers that have been found.
  4. To begin managing computers, select them and drag them to a group.