Import Computer Information Wizard

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The Import Computer Information Wizard in Configuration Manager 2007 imports new computer information into the Configuration Manager database. This allows administrators to deploy an operating system to a new computer that is not managed by Configuration Manager, including computers that currently have no operating system installed. Information for one or more computers can be imported by using a file that contains the appropriate computer information, or the information for a single computer can be imported by specifying the appropriate information in the wizard.

Important

If the computer to be imported already exists in the Configuration Manager 2007 database, the new computer information will overwrite the existing computer information.

To run the Import Computer Information Wizard, you must have the security right Import computer entry that is granted at the Site object class level. Additionally, you need the following security rights, depending on the version of Configuration Manager:

  • Versions prior to Configuration Manager 2007 SP2: The Read security user right for the Collections class and the Modify security user right for the collection selected in the wizard that will contain the imported computers.

  • Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and later: The Read and Modify security user rights for the collection selected in the wizard that will contain the imported computers.

For more information about configuring security rights in the Configuration Manager console, see Overview of Configuration Manager Object Security and WMI.

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See Also

Tasks

How to Add a New Computer to the Configuration Manager Database

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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