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Windows network polling

February 26, 2024

ID 3885

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About Windows network polling

During a quick poll, the Administration Server only retrieves information from the list of the NetBIOS names of devices in all network domains and workgroups. During a full poll, the following information is requested from each client device:

  • Operating system name
  • IP address
  • DNS name
  • NetBIOS name

Both quick polls and full polls require the following:

  • Ports UDP 137/138, TCP 139, UDP 445, TCP 445 must be available in the network.
  • The SMB protocol is enabled.
  • The Microsoft Computer Browser service must be used, and the primary browser computer must be enabled on the Administration Server.
  • The Microsoft Computer Browser service must be used, and the primary browser computer must be enabled on the client devices:
    • On at least one device, if the number of networked devices does not exceed 32.
    • On at least one device for each 32 networked devices.

The full poll can run only if the quick poll has run at least once.

Viewing and modifying the settings for Windows network polling

To modify the settings for the Windows network polling:

  1. In the console tree, in the Device discovery folder, select the Domains subfolder.

    You can proceed from the Unassigned devices folder to the Device discovery folder by clicking the Poll now button.

    In the workspace of the Domains subfolder, the list of the devices is displayed.

  2. Click Poll now.

    The domain properties window opens. If you want, modify the settings of Windows network polling:

    • Enable Windows network polling
    • Set quick polling schedule
    • Set full polling schedule

If you want to perform the poll immediately, click Poll now. Both types of polls will start.

On the virtual Administration Server you can view and edit the polling settings of the Windows network in the properties window of the distribution point, in the Device discovery section.

See also:

Working with Windows domains. Viewing and changing the domain settings

Scenario: Discovering networked devices

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