You can import resource details from a CSV file using the import wizard. All the lines in the CSV file should be consistent and have the same number of fields. CSV files having extensions .txt and .csv are allowed.
To import users from a CSV file,
Go to "Resources" >> "More Actions" >> "Import Resources"
Browse and select the file and click "Next"
In your CSV file, the entries could be present in any order. You can choose which field in the CSV file maps to the corresponding attribute of the PMP resource & account. Both the default and the user defined attributes will be listed in the wizard and the user defined attributes have been defined before the import operation. If a resource contains multiple user accounts, then the resource fields will have to be repeated for each user account in the CSV file
If you have resources with attributes that can not be placed in the CSV file (like files for the File Store resource type), you can leave those entries blank in the CSV file and later edit the resource and update the attribute value
If the list of resources imported by you contains any of the already existing resources, they will not be added to PMP by default. If you it to be overridden, you need to select the option "Overwrite existing resources".
The result of every line imported will be logged as an audit record. For troubleshooting errors during import, refer to the log file in the location <PMP_Home>\logs\pmp0.txt
Important Note: After importing resources, if you to configure password reset with the target systems, you need to do it by editing resources.
When you try to import a large number of resources, it would take a while to import all of them to PMP inventory. When the importing process is in progress, you will notice the rotating gif at the RHS end. Once, it is done, you will notice the message "Resources Imported Successfully".
You can import the additional fields too. But, prior to importing the resources, you need to add those custom fields to PMP.
That is not a problem. Only 'Resource Name' and 'Account Name' fields are mandatory. So, you can import whatever you have.
You can import the computers in your domain and the user accounts part of those computers as resources in PMP.
Go to "Resources" tab in the web interface
Click the link "Import from Domain" present in the drop-down of "More Actions" button
'Import Resources from Active Directory' UI will open
The first step is to provide credential details and importing resources from AD. PMP automatically discovers and lists all the Windows domains from the Windows domain controller of which the running PMP is part of. You need to select the required domain and provide domain controller credentials.
In the UI,
Select the required Domain Name from which the resources (computers) are to be imported
Specify the DNS name of the domain controller. This domain controller will be the primary domain controller.
In case, the primary domain controller is down, a secondary domain controllers can be used. If you have secondary domain controllers, specify their DNS names in comma separated form. One of the listed secondary domain controllers will be used. When you use SSL mode make sure the DNS name specified here matches the CN (common name) specified in the SSL certificate for the domain controller
Enter a valid user credential (user name and password) having admin privilege or the name of the user present in Domain Admins group
For each domain, you can configure if the connection should be over an encrypted channel for all communication. To enable the SSL mode, the domain controller should be serving over SSL in port 636 and you will have to import the domain controller's root certificate into the PMP server machine's certificate.
As mentioned above, to enable SSL mode, the domain controller should be serving over SSL in port 636. If the certificate of the domain controller is not signed by a certified CA, you will have to manually import the certificate into the PMP server machine's certificate store. You need to import all the certificates that are present in the respective root certificate chain - that is the certificate of the PMP server machine and intermediate certificates, if any.
To import domain controller's certificate into PMP machine's certificate store: (you can use any procedure that you normally use to import the SSL certificates to the machine's certificate store. One example is given below)
PMP server can now communicate with this particular domain controller over SSL. Repeat these steps for all domain controllers to which you want PMP to communicate over SSL. Note that the DNS name you specify for the domain controller should match the CN (common name) specified in the SSL certificate for the domain controller.
If you want to import only a particular computer, enter the required user name(s) in comma separated form
Similarly, you can choose to import only specific resource groups (i.e. computer groups) or OUs from the domain. You can specify the names in the respective text fields in comma separated form. PMP resource groups will be created with the name of the corresponding AD computer groups, prefixed by the domain name.
Whenever new computers get added to the AD, there is provision to automatically add them to PMP and keep the resource database in sync. Enter the time interval at which PMP has to query the AD to keep the resource database in sync. The time interval could be as low as minutes or it can be in the range of hours and days
Click "Import". Soon after hitting this "Import" button, PMP will start adding all computers
Important Note: After importing resources, if you want to configure remote password reset for the target systems, you can do it from Resources > More Option > Configure Password Reset.
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