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Credentials for Active Directory discovery in SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


When you use Active Directory discovery to add nodes, create an AD account for this purpose and use these credentials in the wizard.

These credentials are automatically added to the discovery wizard as Windows credentials.

If the Active Directory credentials for discovery are not same as the Windows credentials for monitoring the node, add credentials for WMI monitoring in the Windows Credentials step.

Troubleshoot discovery results

If the discovery does not provide expected results, check whether the issues are caused by insufficient user rights.

  1. Temporarily enter domain administrator credentials. If these credentials provide expected results, the discovery account does not have enough privileges.
  2. Provide the missing privileges to your AD account for discovery.
  3. Remove the domain administrator account information from the SolarWinds Platform.