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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


Recommendations for Active Directory discovery

  • Create an AD account for the discovery. When you provide the credentials in the Discovery Wizard, the credentials are automatically added to the wizard as Windows credentials.

  • To use a different set of WMI credentials for monitoring the node, make sure you add the correct credentials for WMI monitoring in the Windows Credentials step.


The AD account used for discovery needs the permission to view computers in the domain.

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 your AD account for discovery with the permission to view computers in the domain.
  3. Remove the domain administrator account information from the SolarWinds Platform.