Import Multiple Computers

To import multiple computers in a single operation in SoftwareCentral, go to the “Import multiple computers” interface found under the “Devices” menu button:

 

 

In this interface there are two ways to import multiple computers:

CSV file import

The first way is to use a CSV file, to use this function, click select in the left menu, and browse to the CSV file. When selecting a file, the computer will automatic be showed in the middle of the interface. 

NOTE:  The CSV file must conform one of the two following formats:

[ComputerName]; [MAC Address]; [OS Deploy Collection Name]; [Template Name]; [SoftwareGroup name 1], ... , [SoftwareGroup name n]

Or

[ComputerName prefix]*; [MAC Address]; [OS Deploy Collection Name];[Template Name]; [SoftwareGroup name 1], ... , [SoftwareGroup name n]

 

Fields in boldface are required. Computer names suffixed with *, are interpreted as naming prefixes for automatic naming.

E.g.:  PC1234; 11:22:33:44:55:66; Deploy Windows 7 x64; Windows7_Template; Adm Software,Adobe Products

If there are any errors in the CSV file, will the field with error gets a light red color, and when the mouse hovers over the field, a small error text will be shown. Only computers with no errors gets imported.


 

To correct the errors click on the computer, and all the fields I the bottom of the interface will be populated with the data and necessary changes can be made, also the computer can be removed from the list. For saving changes click the update button.

 


 

Manually import computers

You can import computers manually (without a CSV file) by filling in the fields in the middle and click on the "Add" button:

When all computers are ready, click import computers and follow the progress in the log or the notification popup.

 

Status Report

You can get a status report send to your mail-address. This can be helpful to follow up on the status of the import and to match assigned computer names and resource ids to mac-addresses.

Add your mail-address in the textbox in the right menu to get a status report after the import is completed:

 

Note that the status report only contains the status of the actual import, not the installation status of the operating systems. Use the Deployment Manager to monitor the installation status.

 

Example of the report:

Use simple copy paste to get the report into Excel.

 

 

 


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