Kaspersky Security Center 14

Active Directory polling

February 26, 2024

ID 166185

Use Active Directory polling if you use Active Directory; otherwise, it is recommended to use other poll types. If you use Active Directory but some of the networked devices are not listed as members, these devices cannot be discovered by using Active Directory polling.

Kaspersky Security Center sends a request to the domain controller and receives the Active Directory device structure. Active Directory polling is performed hourly.

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.

Viewing and modifying the settings for Active Directory polling

To view and modify the settings for Active Directory polling:

  1. In the main menu, go to Discovery & deployment → DiscoveryActive Directory.
  2. Click the Properties button.

    The Active Directory properties window opens.

  3. In the Active Directory properties window, you can define the following settings:
    1. Turn Active Directory polling on or off by using the toggle button.
    2. Change the polling schedule.

      The default period is one hour. The data received at the next polling completely replaces the old data.

    3. Configure advanced settings to select the polling scope:
      • Active Directory domain to which the Kaspersky Security Center belongs
      • Domain forest to which the Kaspersky Security Center belongs
      • Specified list of Active Directory domains

      To add a domain to the polling scope, select a domain option, click the Add button, and then specify the address of the domain controller and the name and password of the account for accessing it.

  4. To apply the new settings, click the Save button.

The new settings are applied to the Active Directory polling.

Running the poll manually

To run the poll immediately,

click Start poll.

Viewing the results of Active Directory polling

To view the results of Active Directory polling:

  1. In the main menu, go to Discovery & deployment DiscoveryActive Directory.

    The list of discovered organizational units is displayed.

  2. If you want, select an organizational unit, and then click the Devices button.

    The list of devices in the organizational unit is displayed.

You can search the list and filter the results.

See also:

Scenario: Discovering networked devices

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