Create a probe administrator account

A Windows probe requires access to Windows functions to allow for agent installations. Create an account, with password, in the customer's Active Directory that has full Domain Administrative privileges, ensuring the account name is less than 20 characters. This account and its' password should then be used during the Windows probe installation process.

The probe requires Domain Administrator privileges to:

  • Perform network discovery using WMI.
  • Monitor WMI-based services on agentless devices.
  • Run scripting tasks on devices without agents.
  • Execute scheduled tasks and agent installations on devices.

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