Searching for information about client computers

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Searching for information about client computers

You can search for information about the clients, client computers, and users to make informed decisions about the security of your network. For example, you can find which computers in the Sales group run the latest operating system. Or, you can find out which client computers in the Finance group need the latest virus definitions installed. You can view the information about each client in the group on the Clients page. You can narrow down the search if there are too many clients.

See Viewing the protection status of clients and client computers.

You can export the data that is contained in the query into a text file.


To search for most of the information about the users, you must collect user information during the client software installation or later. This user information is also displayed on the General tab and the User Info tab in the client's Edit Properties dialog box.

To search for information about client computers

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. On the Computers tab, under Computers, choose the group you want to search.

  3. Under Tasks, click Search clients.

  4. Click Browse to select a group other than the default group.

  5. In the Select Group dialog box, select the group, and then click OK.

  6. Under Search Criteria, click in the Search Field to see the drop-down list, and then select the criteria by which you want to search.

  7. Click the Comparison Operator drop-down list, and then select a comparison operator.

    You can use standard Boolean operators in your search criteria.

  8. In the Value cell, type the search string.

  9. Click Search.

    You can export the results into a text file.

  10. Click Close.

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