> Configuration > Asset Discovery > Run a discovery job

Run a discovery job

MSP N-central runs a discovery job to look for new devices on a network based on the schedule you defined when creating the discovery job. You can also run a discovery job manually outside of the scheduled time. You may need to do this when a customer adds new devices to the network that fall outside the discovery job schedule and you need the new devices added to MSP N-central for patching and AV compliance.

The Probe will scan the defined network addresses using the following protocols:

  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • SNMP
  • NETBIOS and Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI)
  • ICMP (ping)

If a discovery scan using WMI fails, the discovery job reruns the scan using the next protocol in the list - SNMP, NETBIOS, then ICMP. The most information about a device will be obtained by a WMI-based scan.

  1. Click Actions Run a Discovery.
  2. Click through each tab and configure the properties of the discovery job as required.
  3. On the Schedule tab, leave the Type as Now.
  4. Click Finish.

MSP N-central initiates the Windows Probe to look for new devices on the defined network.