PDQ Inventory & non-domain machines


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  • Shane Corellian

    Hi Brandon,

    Scan Profiles aren't attached to credentials. Each computer can have a specific set of credentials selected as the Scan User but not Scan Profiles.

    If you are seeing Access is Denied to the Service Manager" the chances are pretty good that you have the correct credentials however this error often occurs after the initial authentication (connecting from the console to the target) has succeeded but then craps out connecting to the Service Manager. This is why it can be such a pain to troubleshoot.

    First thing I would try is to create a new set of credentials in Inventory. Use the same user account BUT change the domain from either FQDN to short or vice versa.

    For example, let's say you have a remote domain called southpark.local. The admin account you are using is called Randy.

    Have two sets of credentials for Randy.



    Sometimes the remote computers can't resolve one of the domain names (either fqdn or short). If this happens across all of the remote computers then you will want to create a Name Resolution policy (usually via GPO) that contains the appropriate suffixes to try.

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