Network Discovery Properties Dialog
Box: General Tab
Use this tab to enable, and specify the type of, Network
Enable Network Discovery
Enables this type of discovery in the site. If enabled,
discovery runs according to the schedule specified in the Schedule tab.
Type of discovery
Specify what you want Network Discovery to find and store in
the site database:
Discovers IP subnets and routers (for more information, see the
example). By default, this option is
Topology and client
Discovers everything in Topology, plus potential
clients: computers using IP or leasing an IP address from a
Microsoft DHCP server specified on the DHCP
tab. For more information, see the example. A maximum of 5000 computers per
discovery is recommended.
Topology, client, and client operating system
Discovers everything in Topology and client, plus
potential clients' operating systems and versions (for more
information, see the example).
Note Windows 95 and Windows 98
are initially reported as Windows 9x by Network Discovery.
After the resources are installed as clients, their actual
operating systems appear in the SMS site database. Subsequent
network discoveries will not overwrite the correct operating system
Specify whether Network Discovery makes allowances for network
Doubles SNMP timeouts, reduces the number of SNMP sessions. By
default, this check box is cleared.