How to Discover Managed Computers and Users from Directory Services

Choose to discover from Active Directory or the current NT domain. If you select Active Directory, you can also restrict discovery to certain organizational units (OUs).

To discover managed machines and users:

  1. Select Tools > Discover > Directory Services.
  2. Select Discover from Active Directory or Discover from NT Domain.
  3. Select Discover.

A message appears in the status bar when the discovery process is complete. Press F5 or select Refresh from the View menu to see the discovered managed computers and users.

Once configured, the discovery process automatically runs at 1:00 a.m. each Sunday. To change this:
  • In the Options dialog box, select the Schedule tab, then clear the Discover directory services check box.
  • Change how frequently discovery runs through the Windows Task Scheduler.