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KACE Product Support Question


Import AD Groups as KACE asset

12/15/2016 1210 views
I was wondering if KACE could dynamically import AD groups into a custom asset field? I am trying to map agentless assets to an AD group. Each device can be a member of 1 to 2 groups. The groups change often so it would be difficult to have to constantly export a .csv of the groups and then import that into KACE. However that is an option I guess.

I've read the admin guide and it discusses custom inventory rules but I'm not sure how to translate that to an asset field or if a inventory rule is even capable of querying AD.

Sorry if this seems vague - I am very new to KACE. Thanks for any and all help!
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Custom inventory rules can't query AD. Your best bet might be to schedule a script to run on the local device that stores the AD group membership in a file. A CIR can then import that information to store in the inventory record. You are right that this won't be added to the asset, however. Of course this assumes that the agentless devices can run some sort of script, which might not be possible.

The only way to programmatically make changes in the database is to use service desk rules. Custom rules can make changes to any part of the database, so it is possible to update assets using them. You would still need to find a way to get the data someplace that the rule can use it, however, and that is the tricky part here.
Answered 12/16/2016 by: chucksteel
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