Add Computers from an Imported File

The Add Computers: Properties dialog box enables you to add computers from external comma, tab, semicolon, or colon-delimited text files.

Set the defaults for file location and field delimiter for the imported file in the Command Center's Import Export Settings.

If you are importing a file that contains data that was previously exported from CCM, the file must have been produced from the Command Center using the Edit Computer Properties dialog's Export to File button.

Files that were produced using the MMC "Export List" function cannot be imported into CCM to add computers.

To import computer identification data from a file:

  1. Expand the server item, then expand the Computers item.

  2. Right-click <All Computers> and select Add Multiple Computers.

  3. Click Import from File.

  4. In the Open dialog, specify the text file that contains the computer information you want to import.

The Import from File dialog box opens.

If you saved the file in a different field delimited format, the entire content of the file displays in the ID column. To select the correct delimiter, click Settings.

  1. When the file displays in the correct format, click OK.

  2. If you want to remove a row from the Import from File dialog box, select the row, then click Remove.

  3. If the first row of the file contains column headers and not computer identification data, select the First line contains column headers check box.

  4. Click OK.

CCM opens the file.

  1. Click OK.

The Add Computers: Properties dialog box displays the imported data for the computers.

  1. Click OK.

The Integrating Computers window opens as a CCM Activity.