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How to Search for Hosts

When you are adding hosts on a trusted domain by using the Add Hosts Wizard, you can use the wizard to search the domain for computers and then decide which computers you want to add as hosts.

You can narrow the scope of a search by specifying search criteria to filter which computers are returned in the search.

The following procedure shows how to search for hosts on a trusted domain.

To search for hosts on a trusted domain
  1. In any view in the VMM Administrator Console, on the Actions pane, click Add hosts to open the Add Hosts Wizard.

  2. On the Select Host Location page, click Next.

  3. On the Select Host Servers page, click Find.

  4. In the Host Computer Search dialog box, do the following:

    1. In the Host server domain box, type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain you want to search. The default value is the domain of the computer on which you are running the VMM Administrator Console, if you did not change the domain on the Select Host Servers page.
    2. In the Computer name box, type a complete computer name to search for a specific computer, or type the first few characters of a computer name to return all computers whose name begins with that set of characters. For example, if you type test and then click Search, all computers with names beginning with the text string test are returned.
      Note
      This search returns only computers on which Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or above, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-bit version or above, are installed.

    3. To limit a search to only existing virtual machine hosts, select the Find only existing virtual machine hosts check box, and then click Search.
      Note
      This search returns only computers on which Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 or above, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-bit version or above, are installed, and on which Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 is installed.

    4. In the Select servers to add as hosts list, select the computers you want to add as hosts, click Add, and then click OK.

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