Once each day, Data Protection Manager (DPM) queries Active Directory Domain Services to discover new computers. This process is referred to as auto discovery.

Auto discovery is limited to a DPM server's domain.

DPM lists the new computers next time when you open either the Protection Agent Installation Wizard or the Create New Protection Group Wizard for client computers. To start protecting data on a new computer, install a protection agent on the computer and then add the data sources to a new or existing protection group.

By default, auto discovery runs at 1:00 A.M. each day. You can modify the auto discovery schedule to better accommodate your network traffic flow or other requirements. For more information, see How to Modify the Auto Discovery Schedule.

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