Manage Devices

Within a device class, you can create groups that contain models or unique device IDs. Managing devices in groups reduces the administrative burden for assigning and tracking device permissions.

You can assign device permissions at the following levels:

  • Class
  • Group
  • Model
  • Unique Device ID

Restriction: You can not add specific device model types to the PS/2 Ports class.

  1. In the Management Console select View > Modules > Device Explorer.
  2. In the hierarchical device structure shown in the Device Explorer window, right-click Default settings.
  3. Select Manage Devices from the right-mouse menu.
    The Manage Devices dialog opens.
  4. Click Add new.
    The Devices dialog opens.
  5. Click the ellipsis ellipsis icon to show a list of computer names registered in the Active Directory, synchronized to the database, and/or logged in to the network.
  6. Select a computer from the Select Computer dialog and click OK.
  7. Click Get Devices.
    The Devices dialog refreshes to show a list of devices detected for the computer you selected. Information available:
  8. Column


    Local Name

    Customizable name associated with the device in the Management Console.

    Detected Name

    Device name as detected by the agent.


    Functional capability of the device. For example, Removable Storage Device or Printer.


    Indicates the connection status of the device to the endpoint (Yes or No). Unknown displays when a device on a pre-4.6 endpoint is queried by the Management Console.


    Time and date the device was last detected.

    Unique ID

    Unique identifier for the device.

  9. Select device(s) using the check box adjacent to the device name.
  10. Click Add Devices.
    The Devices dialog refreshes showing the devices you added as grayed selections.

    Tip: You can save a log entry for all the devices connected to the selected computer by clicking Save Log.

  11. Click Close.

The new device(s) are shown in the Device Explorer window.

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