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Import Computer Wizard

Description

 

This feature is only available when using an Advanced Data Source.

 

The Import Computer Wizard allows you to create sessions for computers using one of the following sources:

 

Network neighborhood

Active directory: your current domain or another domain on your network

Host list: List of computers from a file

 

Overview

 

The wizard has a few major-steps:

 

1.select computers by using one of the three sources;

2.optionally apply a template from which to base new sessions on; and

3.optionally edit each newly created session prior to them being saved.

 

The template selection should not be overlooked, in fact it is probably the most important step to ensure your newly created sessions are usable right after being created. You should divide the sessions in batches based on which template you need to apply and import one batch at a time.

 

Workflow

 

Upon launching the wizard, you are prompted for the source to use.

 

The Resolve IP address option must be checked if you want to use the IP address in the host field of your sessions instead of the host name.

 

Import Session Wizard

Import Session Wizard

 

Refer to the sections below depending on the chosen source.

 

Network Neighborhood

The next screen will immediately be populated with the result of the network discovery.

 

Import Session Wizard - Netwok Neighborhood

Import Session Wizard - Netwok Neighborhood

 

If you prefer your sessions to use the IP address instead of the Host name to connect to the devices, check the "select by IP address" option. This requires that the "Resolve by IP address" was selected in the first screen of the wizard.

Select the computers for which you want to create session and proceed to Template Selection below. Multi-select is allowed by using CTRL-click and SHIFT-click.

 

Import Session Wizard - Template

Import Session Wizard - Template

 

Active directory

The following screen allows you to select the domain to interrogate after which you must press refresh to load the list of computers that are available.

 

Import Session Wizard - Active Directory

Import Session Wizard - Active Directory

 

After the query is executed the results are displayed in the grid.

 

Import Session Wizard - Domain list

Import Session Wizard - Domain list

 

If you prefer your sessions to use the IP address instead of the Host name to connect to the devices, check the "select by IP address" option. This requires that the "Resolve by IP address" was selected in the first screen of the wizard.

Select the computers for which you want to create session and proceed to Template Selection below. Multi-select is allowed by using CTRL-click and SHIFT-click.

 

Host list

The following screen allows you to enter a list of hosts in an Edit control. If you prefer that your sessions use the IP address to connect to the hosts, you must enter the host name, a pipe, then the IP address.

 

Import Session Wizard - Host List

Import Session Wizard - Host List

 

Proceed to Template Selection below.

 

Template selection

The template selection is an optional step, but its the only way that you have to choose a protocol type other then RDP. It also allows you to set your preferences and have them used by all the created sessions. In fact we recommend you to import in batches for each of the session type that you need to import.

 

Import Session Wizard - Template

Import Session Wizard - Template

 

Follows the screen if you decide to use a template. It displays all of your templates so you can select the desired one.

 

 

If you intend to modify each of your imported sessions as they are created, check the Edit imported entry option. Note that each session will be displayed sequentially so you can perform your modification and save. A batch edit is probably preferable if you have more then a few sessions to import.

Press Finish to perform the import.