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Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard

Updated: October 1, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard in Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later imports new computer information into the Configuration Manager database. This allows administrators to provision computers for AMT when those computers do not have the client installed for Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 or later, including computers that currently have no operating system installed.

noteNote
The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

The wizard is also used to migrate AMT-based computers from another AMT-based solution to Configuration Manager. For more information about migrating, see Decide How to Migrate from an AMT-Based Management Solution to Out of Band Management in Configuration Manager.

Information for one or more computers can be imported by using a file that contains the appropriate computer information, or the information for a single computer can be imported by specifying the appropriate information in the wizard.

ImportantImportant
If there is an existing computer record in the Configuration Manager 2007 database for the computer that is imported with the wizard, the new computer information will update the existing computer information so that it can be provisioned out of band.

For more information about provisioning computers for AMT, see How to Provision Computers for AMT.

To run the Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard, you must have the Import computer entry security right, which is granted at the Site object class level. Additionally, you need the following security rights, depending on the version of Configuration Manager:

  • Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 only: The Read user security right for the Collections class and the Modify user security right for the collection selected in the wizard that will contain the imported computers.

  • Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and later: The Read and Modify user security rights for the collection selected in the wizard that will contain the imported computers.

For more information about configuring user security rights in the Configuration Manager console, see Overview of Configuration Manager Object Security and WMI.

To run the wizard, right-click the Collections node, and then click Import Out of Band Computers.

In This Section

Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard - Select Source Page
Specifies whether the computer information is imported by using a file or by specifying the information in the wizard.

Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard - Choose Mapping Page
Specifies the file that will be used for importing the information for one or more computers. This page displays only if the Import computers using a file option is selected on the Select Source page of the wizard.

Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard - Single Computer Page
Specifies information about the computer that will be imported. This page displays only if the Import single computer option is selected on the Select Source page of the wizard.

Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard - Data Preview Page
Displays the information about the computers that will be imported.

Import Computer for Out of Band Management Wizard - Choose Target Collection Page
Specifies whether the new computers will be added to an existing collection.

Wizard - Summary Page
Provides a summary of the computer information that will be imported.

Wizard - Progress Page
Provides the progress while the computer information is being imported.

Wizard - Completing the Wizard Page
Provides a summary of the computer information that was imported or a list of issues that occurred during the import process.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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