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Machine Tree

Machine Tree is located by default on the left of the main application window within the Network view under the Machine Tree navigation bar page. It consists of two separate expandable parts: the Network Browser pane and the Custom Grouping pane. Pic 1

Machine Tree

Pic 1. Machine Tree

The icon next to every item represented in both parts is used to describe of the item’s type and state. The state icons are provided to help you understand what is happening in the application at the moment. You can always see if the item is being processed now by some operation or not, and if it can be removed. Below is the list of icons used:

Network

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Root of Network Browser;

Machine Group

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Machine Group (may be both a domain and a workgroup);

Custom Group

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Custom Group;

Active Directory Container

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Active Directory Container (an organization unit or other container in Active Directory);

Machine

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Machine. A representation of a network Machine.

Network Browser

The Network Browser pane represents the network items found during enumeration or added manually. Machines that are not available during the automated network enumeration process may be removed from this pane.You can use the pop-up menu Pic 2 of Network Browser to get a quick access to such functions as network scanning for new Machines, reviewing the object properties, adding Machines to the Custom Grouping and others.

The pop-up menu of the Network Browser pane

Pic 2. The pop-up menu of the Network Browser pane

The displayed pop-up menu is composed depending on the selection in Network Browser to always give you the widest scope of actions that can be performed for the selected items.

Custom Grouping

The Custom Grouping pane is used to permanently store information about remote Machines and group the stored Machines in any structure you want. To add Machines to the Custom Grouping pane, drag and drop them from the Network Browser pane or click on the Add to Custom Grouping item available from the Network Ribbon group or from the pop-up menu of both the Network Browser and Custom Grouping pane.

A quick access to the main Custom Grouping features - such as adding new Custom Groups, removing the existing ones, changing the object properties and others - is provided via the pop-up menu Pic 3 of Custom Grouping.

The pop-up menu of the Custom Grouping pane

Pic 3. The pop-up menu of the Custom Grouping pane

The displayed pop-up menu is composed depending on the selection in Custom Grouping to always provide you with the widest scope of actions available for the selected item.