Device discovery

This section describes the types of device discovery available in Kaspersky Security Center and provides information using each type.

The Administration Server receives information about the structure of the network and devices on this network through regular polling. The information is recorded to the Administration Server database. Administration Server can use the following types of polling:

If you set up and enabled device moving rules, the newly discovered devices are automatically included in the Managed devices group. If no moving rules have been enabled, the newly discovered devices are automatically included in the Unassigned devices group.

You can modify device discovery settings for each type. For example, you may want to modify the polling schedule or to set whether to poll the entire Active Directory forest or only a specific domain.

Before you start network polling, make sure that the SMB protocol is enabled. Otherwise, Kaspersky Security Center cannot discover devices in the polled network. To enable the SMB protocol, follow the instructions for your operating system.

In this section

Windows network polling

Active Directory polling

IP range polling

Zeroconf polling

See also:

Device discovery frequency

Scenario: Discovering networked devices

Main installation scenario

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