Find-VamtManagedMachine

Performs VAMT discovery operations.

Syntax

Find-VamtManagedMachine
    -QueryType <DiscoveryType>
    -QueryValue <String>
    [-MachineFilter <String>]
    [-DbConnectionString <String>]
    [-Username <String>]
    [-Password <String>]
    [-DbCommandTimeout <Int32>]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Find-VamtManagedMachine cmdlet discovers products either on an individual computer or in a specified domain or workgroup, and then adds them to the dep_nextref_vamt database. You can use this cmdlet in a script to periodically run product discovery on a domain or workgroup. You can use this process to determine whether any new computers are present in the domain or workgroup.

Examples

Example 1: Get a computer by computer name

PS C:\>Find-VamtManagedMachine -QqueryType Manual -QueryValue "MachineName"

This command finds a computer by looking for the specified computer name.

Example 2: Search in a domain

PS C:\>Find-VamtManagedMachine -QueryType ActiveDirectory -QueryValue "DomainName" -MachineFilter "labcomp*"

This command searches the specified Active Directory domain. The search results are restricted to the computers that have LabComp in their name.

Example 3: Search a workgroup

PS C:\>Find-VamtManagedMachine -QueryType Workgroup -QueryValue "WorkgroupName" -MachineFilter "labcomp*"

This command searches the specified workgroup. The search results are restricted to the computers that have LabComp in their name.

Example 4: Search by using an LDAP query

PS C:\>Find-VamtManagedMachine -QueryType ldap -QueryValue "ldap://domainname/??sub?(&(objectclass=computer)(name=labcomp*))"

This command searches for computers by using an LDAP query. The search results are restricted to the computers that have LabComp in their name.

Required Parameters

-QueryType

Defines what kind of query to use to find the computers. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Manual. When you use this value, you can manually enter a computer IP address or name.
  • ActiveDirectory. When you used this value, dep_nextref_vamt searches the Active Directory domain.
  • Workgroup. When you use this value, dep_nextref_vamt searches the specified workgroup.
  • LDAP. When you use this value, you can supply a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) query to search for computers that the meet specified conditions. For example, you can use this value in a script to search for new computers that were added to the network in a certain time frame.
Type:DiscoveryType
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-QueryValue

Specifies a query value. The QueryValue parameter is required if the QueryType parameter is declared. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • If QueryType is Manual, QueryValue is the IP address or name of the computer.
  • If QueryType is ActiveDirectory, QueryValue is the name of Active Directory domain.
  • If QueryType is Workgroup, QueryValue is the name of the workgroup.
  • If QueryType is LDAP, QueryValue is an LDAP query to search for computers that meet the specified conditions. For example, you can use this value in a script to search for new computers that were added to the network in a certain time frame.
Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-DbCommandTimeout

Indicates how long dep_nextref_vamt waits for a response from the database before timing out. The default value is 30 seconds.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DbConnectionString

Specifies the database that the discovered products are added to. If no database connection string is provided, dep_nextref_vamt attempts to use the database that the dep_nextref_vamt user console used on the local computer. If dep_nextref_vamt does not find a database, it returns an error. You can find the connection string in the dep_nextref_vamt UI in the Preferences dialog box. On the menu bar, click View, and then click Preferences to open the Volume Activation Management Tool Preferences dialog box. The connection string is in the Database Settings section under Current connection string.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MachineFilter

Restricts the search results when used with the QueryType parameter, when the ActiveDirectory value or the WorkGroup value is specified. Do not use the MachineFilter parameter when you specify the Manual value for the QueryType parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Password

Provides a password if the environment to be checked for products is password-protected.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Username

Provides a user name if the environment to be checked for products is password-protected.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False