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Use the System Center Essentials 2010 Computer and Device Management wizard to discover computers and network devices and then install agents on the computers that you want to manage.

After initially configuring Essentials 2010, you might want to start managing new computers as they are added to the network, or you might want to manage computers that were previously discovered but not selected for management at that time. You can run the Computer and Device Management wizard whenever you want to discover new computers on the network.

It can take 90 minutes or more for the information about discovered computers and devices to be added to the database.

To discover computers and devices and install agents for management by Essentials

  1. In the Essentials console, click Computers.

  2. In the Computers pane, click Add New Computers and Devices.

  3. Follow the prompts to complete the wizard.

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