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How to Configure a Manually Installed Essentials Agent

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

System Center Essentials 2010 installs agents automatically during the process of computer discovery. Sometimes a computer is not discoverable, or you have opted not to use scheduled discovery to prevent Essentials 2010 from managing computers that you do not want to be managed. In such situations, you can manually install an agent to manage a specific computer. After the agent is installed, you must complete some additional steps to fully configure the agent and computer for management.

To approve a manually installed agent on the Essentials management server

  1. In the Essentials console, click the Administration button, and then click Settings.

  2. In the Settings pane, under Type: Server, right-click Security, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Server Settings – Security dialog box, select Review new manual agent installations in pending management view. You can also select to automatically approve new manually installed agents if you want Essentials to begin managing the computer without manual intervention.


    By default, Essentials is configured to Reject new manual agent installation, which means that Essentials will not manage these computers and devices until the new manual agent installation has been approved. Click the Administration button, expand the Device Management node, and then click Pending Management to view computers and devices that have had agents manually installed on them but have not yet been approved for management by Essentials.

See Also


How to Prepare the Essentials Management Server to Manage Workgroup-Joined Computers
How to Install Agents on Workgroup-Joined Computers in Essentials


Planning to Deploy System Center Essentials 2010

Other Resources

How to Use a Command Prompt to Install System Center Essentials 2010