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IP range polling

14 April 2024

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The Administration Server polls the specified IP ranges using ICMP packets or the NBNS protocol and compiles a complete set of data on devices within those IP ranges. By default, this type of polling is disabled. It is not recommended to use this type of polling if you use Windows network polling and/or Active Directory polling.

Before you start network polling, make sure that the SMB protocol is enabled. Otherwise, Kaspersky Security Center cannot discover devices in the polled network. To enable the SMB protocol, follow the instructions for your operating system.

Viewing and modifying the settings for IP range polling

To view and modify the settings for polling IP range groups:

  1. In the console tree, in the Device discovery folder, select the IP ranges subfolder.

    You can proceed from the Unassigned devices folder to the Device discovery folder by clicking Poll now.

  2. If you want, in the IP ranges subfolder click Add subnet to add an IP range for polling, and then click OK.
  3. Click Configure polling.

    The IP ranges properties window opens. If you want, you can modify the settings of IP range polling:

    • Enable IP range polling
    • Set polling schedule

If you want to perform the poll immediately, click Poll now. This button is only available if you selected Enable IP range polling.

On the virtual Administration Server, you can view and edit the settings for IP range polling in the distribution point properties window, in the Device discovery section. Client devices discovered during the poll of IP ranges are displayed in the Domains folder of the virtual Administration Server.

See also:

Scenario: Discovering networked devices

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