The Scan Network dialog box allows you to select computers in your network and the action (install or remove DeviceLock Service, set permissions, and so on) which should be performed for these computers.
To open the Scan Network dialog box, select Scan Network from the File menu or press the appropriate button on the Main toolbar. If the Show this dialog at next startup flag is checked, the Scan Network dialog box will open automatically each time DeviceLock Enterprise Manager is started.
There are three simple steps, which enable you to manage DeviceLock Services across the network.
1. The first step is to select the computers to be processed.
You can use the context menu, available by right clicking, to select/deselect necessary items (computers types, domains, or computers).
DeviceLock Enterprise Manager provides several flexible ways to select network computers.
§ Network computers can be selected by their types.
Each type represents all of the computers belonging to the category:
- Primary Domain Controller - a primary domain controller.
- Backup Domain Controller - a backup domain controller.
- Microsoft SQL Servers - any server running with Microsoft SQL Server.
- Terminal Servers - any server where Terminal Services are running.
- Stand Alone Servers - any server that is not a domain controller.
- Cluster Servers - server clusters available in the domain.
- Print Servers - any computer that is sharing the print queue.
- NT Workstations - any Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 computer.
There are two ways to choose the type of computers:
1. Types - you select the network domain and then select types of computers which must be processed in this domain.
2. Domains - you select the type of computer and then select network domains where computers of the selected type must be processed.
§ Network computers can also be selected by their names.
There are several ways to choose computers by name:
1. Organizational Units - you browse Active Directory organizational units (OUs) and select computers, which must be processed.
2. Computers - you browse the network tree and select computers.
3. LDAP - you browse the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) tree and select computers from the directory. To configure a connection to the LDAP server, press the … button.
4. From File - you load a predefined list of computers from the external text file and then select the computers. To open an external file, press the … button. A text file must contain each computer's name or IP address on separate lines and can be either Unicode or non-Unicode.
2. The second step is to select a plug-in to process the network computers selected on the first step.
To select/deselect plug-ins, you can use the context menu available with a right mouse click.
To define parameters for the selected plug-in, use the Settings button below the plug-ins list. If the plug-in doesn't have additional parameters, this button is disabled.
Tasks are passed to the plug-in by DeviceLock Enterprise Manager.
The plug-in performs the task and returns the information to DeviceLock Enterprise Manager. Upon receipt of a plug-in's information, DeviceLock Enterprise Manager displays it in a separate window.
3. Once you have selected computers and the appropriate plug-in, the final step is starting the scan process. Press the Scan button to initiate the process.
Right after the scan process is initiated, you can start to explore the information that is already received from the plug-in.
Because the scan process runs in a separate thread, you do not need to wait until all computers are finished being scanned. You can also perform other tasks in the DeviceLock Enterprise Manager interface.
There are only a few things which you cannot do while the scan is running - you cannot close DeviceLock Enterprise Manager and you cannot run another scan process.
If, for some reason, you wish to abort the active scan process, you can select Stop Scan from the File menu or press the appropriate button on the Main toolbar. The scan process will be aborted as soon as a plug-in returns control to DeviceLock Enterprise Manager.