Documentation forAccess Rights Manager

Configure the DFS resources using the Configuration Wizard

Use the Configuration Wizard to add new DFS resources to ARM or modify existing configurations.

SolarWinds recommends assigning local collectors to the file servers involved in the DFS to improve scanning performance. This procedure can only be performed using the Configuration Wizard and not the old configuration application.

  1. Start the Configuration Wizard and log in.

  2. Enable Advanced mode.

  3. Click Configure new resources or select an existing DFS scan configuration, and then click Edit.

  4. Select File serve, and then click Add Resource.

  5. Enter credentials that are used to scan the DFS, and then click Next.

  6. Select the DFS you want to scan, and then click Next.

  7. Select the namespaces of the DFS to be included in the scan, and then click Next.

  8. Set up the Basic configuration.

    You can assign one or more collectors. If multiple collectors are assigned, the scan is always executed using one collector. ARM uses the collector with the lowest CPU and RAM usage. The collector location is not considered for the decision. For optimal scanning performance, assign only local collectors per file server if possible.

    1. Under Basic step, leave the Server type field set to DFS.

    2. Under DFS Settings, set up the collector assignments.

    3. Recommended: File server assignment
      Assign collectors for scanning the file server. If possible, assign local collectors. For a Windows file server, you can install the ARM collector service directly on the file server if the file server workload permits.

    4. Site assignment
      Assign collectors for scanning a site. This collector is used to scan the file servers of the site that has no direct file server assignment.

    5. If needed, remove a collector assignment.

    6. Click Next.

  9. (Optional) Assign a collector that scans the DFS structure. Otherwise, the ARM server acts as the collector.

  10. Select a scanning schedule, and then click Next.

  11. Review your selections, and then save your settings.

    Click Save to save your settings. The next scan will be started according to the schedule.

    Click Save & Start to save your settings and start the scan immediately. The scan will run in the background.