Enable the AgentProxySetting on All Domain Controllers

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007, Windows Server 2012

Enabling the Agent Proxy makes it possible for each domain controller to discover the connection object to other domain controllers. Connection objects are hosted by the forest, and the forest is discovered by the topology discovery, which is run on the Operations ManagerĀ 2007 root management server.

To perform the procedures in this section, you must be a member of the Operations Manager Administrators group in the Operations console. For more information, see Account Information for Operations ManagerĀ 2007 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=165736).

To discover domain controllers

  1. In the Operations console, click Administration.

  2. In the navigation pane, right-click Agent Managed, and then click Discovery Wizard.

  3. In the Computer and Device Management Wizard, on the What would you like to manage? page, ensure that Windows computers is selected, and then click Next.

  4. On the Auto or Advanced? page, select the type of discovery and the type of computers that you want the management server to use. Any discovery method should be able to locate the domain controllers. Click Next.

  5. On the Discovery Method page, select one of the following options: Scan Active Directory or Browse for, or type-in computer names.

    If you select Scan Active Directory, you click the Configure button, and then you use the Find Computers dialog box to search for the computers that you want to be discovered.

    If you select Browse for, or type in computer names, you click the Browse button, and then you use the Select Computers dialog box to locate specific computers.

    You can use both methods to produce a list of computers to be discovered. Select the method that you want to use, and then click Next.


    The account that you select to use for browsing will also be used for installing the agent on the discovered computers. Therefore, ensure that you use an account that has permissions to install software on the domain controllers that you want to discover.

  6. On the Administrator Account page, you can determine which account you want to use to discover the client computers. After you select the account that you want to use, click Discover.

  7. On the Select Objects to Manage page, the discovery results are displayed. Use the check boxes to select the computer or computers that you want to configure for management, and then click Next.

  8. On the Summary page, you can set the agent installation directory or you can accept the default. Also, you can determine the credentials that you want to use on the computer to run the management agent, or you can accept the Local System account as the default. When you are ready to install the agent on the selected computer, click Finish.

  9. After the installation is complete, you see the Agent Management Task Status dialog box, which indicates the success of installation. If there are any problems with the installation, you can use the information in the dialog box to help resolve the problems. Click Close.

To enable the Agent Proxy setting on all domain controllers

  1. In the Operations Console, click Administration.

  2. In the navigation pane, click Agent Managed.

  3. Double-click a domain controller in the list.

  4. Click the Security tab.


    If you do not want to change this security setting or if you do not need to discover connection objects, disable AD Remote Topology Discovery by using an override:

    1. In the Operations Console, click Authoring, and then click Object Discoveries.

    2. In the Operations Console toolbar, click Scope.

    3. In the Scope Management Pack Objects dialog box, click View all targets.

    4. Click Active Directory Connection Object, and then click OK.

    5. The AD Remote Topology Discovery object is in the Object Discoveries pane. Right-click the object, click Overrides, and then click the override option that you want to implement.

  5. Click Allow this agent to act as a proxy and discover managed objects on other computers.

  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each domain controller.