Create a probe administrator account

A Windows probe needs access to windows functions to allow for agent installations. Create an account in the customer's Active Directory that has full domain administrative privileges and a password. The account name must be less than 20 characters. Use this account and password during the installation of the Windows probe.

The probe requires Domain administrator privileges to:

  • run discovery with WMI on the network,
  • monitor WMI-based services on devices without agents,
  • run scripting tasks on devices without agents, and
  • run scheduled tasks and install agents on devices.

For more information on privilege levels, see Windows probe required privilege levels.