Usually, Resource Updating Manager agents are installed to the computers you want to process directly from Resource Updating Manager console. If many computers are involved, this may cause excessive network traffic and slow down resource processing. Also Resource Updating Manager Agents cannot be installed from Resource Updating Manager console to computers with a firewall turned on. To avoid these issues, you can deploy Resource Updating Manager Agents on the computers you want to update using Group Policy, SMS Server and similar tools, or manually.
NOTE: When you deploy Resource Updating Manager Agents via Group Policy, make sure that you have the Full Control permission over the shared folder where the agent setup is located.
If the NetBIOS protocol is not supported in your configuration, use the following registry keys to process the workstations:
To create agent setup
After the Resource Updating Manager Agents were successfully deployed to the computers using agent's setup, these computers appear in the right pane of the Resource Updating Manager console. If they were never added to the groups (either from Active Directory or from Network), they stay under the Unconfigured category.
If Aelita Domain Migration Wizard or Aelita Enterprise Migration Manager 5.x/6.x agents were used to update resources on some computers and were not removed, they will not be overwritten by Resource Updating Manager Agents. You should remove the old agents first (using either Domain Migration Wizard or Enterprise Migration Manager 5.x/6.x) and then install Resource Updating Manager Agents. Domain Migration Wizard 5.x/6.x can use Enterprise Migration Manager agents as well.
Before you start resource processing, the processing scope should be determined. You should create collections and include the computers you want to process. A collection contains computers and defines processing settings for them.
By default, you can work only with those collections that were created in the Resource Updating Manager console on the current computer. To gain access to collections created from other instances, disable the View | Show only collections created from this computer option in the main menu.
To create a collection, in the left pane of the Resource Updating Manager console, right-click the Collections node and select Create Collection. Specify the collection name and an optional description, then add the computers you want using the Included Computers dialog box. The created collection node will appear under the Collections node in the console management tree.
To add computers to a collection, right-click the collection node and use the options in the Add Computers sub-menu.
To add computers from Active Directory
To add computers from the network
To add computers from a file
The import file is a text file with two tab-separated columns. Every line should contain a computer you want to process, in one of the following formats:
You can write your comments in the file after the * character.
*This is a comment
Note: Import files exported from Resource Updating Manager console in Migration Manager version 8.3 and earlier are also supported.
To add a specific computer
To add computers from an existing migration project
After computers are added to the collection, they appear in the right pane of the Resource Updating Manager console.
Resource Updating Manager cannot perform the Add Computers from Network and Add Computers from File operations (excluding cases when domain name is specified for all computers in the import file) if the information about domains in the network is not complete on the Computer Browser servers.
You can set a Preferred Master Browser or the domain in which it is located to use the specified Preferred Master Browser later for enumerating domains in the network.
Take the following steps:
NOTE: When specifying a domain name, do not add two backslashes before it. However, you must type two backslashes (\\) before the name of Preferred Master Browser. Any time you edit the registry, you must restart Resource Updating Manager console.
To remove a computer from a collection, right-click the computer in the right pane of the Resource Updating Manager console and select Remove.
Before starting to process computer resources, Resource Updating Manager discovers the computers included into the processing scope and collects various statistical information, including the following:
Also, Resource Updating Manager provides information about computer status and task results.
To view computer information, right-click a computer and select View History. The following information is displayed:
To view the information about a specific task, go to the Task tab in the right pane in the Resource Updating Manager console, then right-click the task and select View Results.
Importantly, Resource Updating Manager agents are installed on the computers as part of the discovery process.
To start discovery of a particular computer or collection, right-click it and select Create Task | Discovery.
In the Task Schedule dialog box you can specify when the task starts. You can start the task immediately by selecting the Start now option or select the Start task at option to specify the date and time to start processing. On the same step, you can specify the pending timeout for the task operation in case some computers are not accessible at the task start time (some computers may be turned off, or behind the firewall, or you just deploy an agent to the host via Group Policy, Systems Management Server or manually).
NOTE: To decrease network traffic it is recommended that you discover and process your resources during off-peak hours.