Enroll Computers Using the Network Scanner

The network scanner in Recon allows you to remotely enroll multiple OS X computers. It scans specified IP ranges and enrolls any computers that it can connect to over SSH (Remote Login).


To enroll computers using the network scanner, SSH must be enabled on the computers.

Note: If you are using Recon on a computer with OS X v10.5 or v10.6, you will need Recon v9.4 or earlier.

Enrolling Computers Using the Network Scanner

  1. Open Recon and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. Select Network Scanner in the sidebar.

  3. Specify the IP ranges you want to scan:

    1. Click Add (+) below the list of IP ranges.

    2. Enter the starting and ending IP addresses.

    3. Click OK.

  4. Specify one or more local administrator accounts that have SSH access to computers in the IP range.
    When the network scanner finds a computer on the network, it tries each account until it finds one that can be used to connect to the computer over SSH. The first valid account is used as the management account.

    1. Click Add (+) below the list of accounts.

    2. Enter credentials for a local administrator account that has SSH access to computers.

    3. Click OK.

    4. If there is more than one administrator account in the specified IP ranges, repeat steps a through c as needed.

  5. Click Scan.
    Recon scans the specified IP ranges and enrolls any computers that it can connect to over SSH. The progress of the scan is displayed on the Current Activity pane. The results of the scan are displayed on the Enrolled, Not Found, and Problems panes.

Administrator's Guide Reference Sections

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