Adding Domains to a Machine Group


Another way that machines can be added to a machine group is by domain.  Adding a domain to a machine group will result in all of the machines in the domain automatically being a part of the group by virtue of their domain membership.




The easiest way to add a domain to a machine group is to type the name of the domain in the Add Domain field and click Double_arrows_icon.gif. You can also add or remove domains using the following domain menu options.


Remove All Domains

Select this menu option to remove all of the domains from a group.




Import From File

You can import a list of domain names from a previously created text file.  The text file can be created manually or it can be created by exporting names from another machine group using the Tools menu.


Link File

Domain names can also be dynamically linked to a text file rather than imported.  Linking a file to a machine group is different than importing its contents.  Importing contents is a one-time operation after which the information from the file becomes a part of the machine group.  When you link a file to a machine group, any changes that you make to the file are automatically reflected in the next scan.  See Linking Files to Machine Groups for more information.



When domains are added or imported, the new entries are displayed within the Domains component as illustrated here:




Each domain that is listed is accompanied by the following icons:

Note: Credentials are stored with strong encryption techniques and are not available to anyone except the user who provided them.