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Getting Started with Spiceworks by Nitish Kumar, Darren Schoen

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Customizing groups and scan schedules

We briefly went over the Spiceworks scan process at the beginning of this chapter; once Spiceworks scans, it automatically classifies devices into groups. We saw that in the Navigating the device inventory section. Here is exactly how Spiceworks groups those devices:

  • Desktops: These are machines that respond to WMI or SSH ports, do not have a battery installed, and are not running a server OS.
  • Laptops: These are machines that respond to WMI or SSH ports and have a battery installed.
  • Servers: These are machines that respond to WMI, SSH, or HTTP ports and are running a server OS such as Linux, Windows Server, or VMware.
  • Network devices: These are machines that respond to SNMP or SSH.
  • Network printers: These are printers ...

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