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How to Create Scan Profiles

 

The Scan Profile Dialog allows you to create or edit a Scan Profile. During edit operation, the name of a Scan Profile and its type cannot be modified. You can access the Scan Profile Dialog from the Scan Profiles Manager.

Perform the following steps to create a Scan Profile.

1. Click New button in the Scan Profiles Manager window. The Scan Profile dialog will show up on screen.

2. Specify a name for the Scan Profile. You must give a unique name for the Scan Profile.

3. Specify how you want to create the profile by selecting appropriate profile type. You can create Scan Profiles in one of the following ways:

  1. Selecting computers from network

    Scan Profile - Server List Selected

    1. Select Select computers from network option.

    2. You can type in computer name, in the format "Domain Name\Computer Name", and then click Add button to manually add it to the list. Or you may click Add From button to browse the network and select specific computers.

  2. Selecting specific Windows versions

    Scan Profile

    1. Select Select specific Windows version(s) option.

    2. Select one or more Windows versions. Only computers running the selected Windows version will be included in the computer list.

    3. You may optionally select specific domains, from the list of domains, to include computers only from the selected domains. If you choose not to select any domains, then the Scan Profile includes all domains in the network.

    Note:

    This type of profile is dynamic in nature, in that the list of computers are prepared at run-time; that is at report generation time.

  3. Importing list of computers from a text file

    Scan Profiles - Serverlist Imported

    1. Select Import list of computers from text file option.

    2. Click browse ("...") button to select a file that contains the list of computers to be imported.

    3. In the "Select File" dialog that shows up, select a text (.txt) file, and then click Open.

    4. Click Import button to import the list of computers from the selected file.

    Note:

    The text file should contain computer names in the format "Domain Name\Computer Name" (both Domain and Computer name should be a NETBIOS name) with each entry in a separate line as shown below:

    Imported Computer List

    Only valid entries of the form "Domain Name\Computer Name" will be imported, and invalid entries will be ignored. Please note that the domain specified will be matched with the domain name to which the computer belongs. The computer entry will be ignored either if the domain name does not match or an if error occurs retrieving the domain name. To view the list of entries imported, click Verify Imported List button. The list of computer names imported will be displayed as shown below:

    Computer Entries Imported

    Changes to the external text file will not automatically be reflected in the Scan Profile. You need to edit the Scan Profile and re-import the updated computer list from the file.

  4. Importing list of IP addresses from a text file

    Server List - Import IP

    1. Select Import list of IP addresses from text file option.

    2. Click browse ("...") button to select a file that contains the list of IP addresses to be imported.

    3. In the "Select File" dialog that shows up, select a text (.txt) file, and then click Open.

    4. Click Import button to import the list of IP addresses from the selected file.

    Note:

    The text file should contain valid IP addresses with each entry in a separate line as shown below:

    Import IP List

    During the import process each IP address will be translated to a corresponding computer name. Hence, only valid entries will be imported. To view the list of entries imported, click Verify Imported List button. The list of IP addresses and their corresponding computer names will be displayed as shown below:

    Entries Imported

    Changes to the external text file will not automatically be reflected in the Scan Profile. You need to edit the Scan Profile and re-import the updated IP address list from the file.

4. Click OK to save the Scan Profile for later use.

 

 

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