Is there a way to distinguish among machines that are loaded from Active Directory, found via Network Discovery, and machines that are reporting based on having the version of the Altiris Agent installed?

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Is there a way to distinguish among machines that are loaded from Active Directory,  found via Network Discovery, and machines that are reporting based on having the version of the Symantec Management Agent (aka Altiris Agent)  installed?

Answer

You should be able to "distinguish among machines that are loaded from Active Directory,  found via Network Discovery, Domain Discovery, and machines that are reporting based on having the Altiris Agent installed" using a series of queries using some joins.

All active computers will fall into the vComputer table. AeX_AC_Discovery contains the computers that were discovered via "Domain Discover", Browse List and "Network Discovery". AeX_OU_Membership would give you the computers found via active directory import and snmpdiscoveredmachines contains a list of computers found using "Network Discovery". The AeX_AC_Client_Agent will contain the versions of Altiris Agent installed on these computers. Of course, this information comes up from "Basic Inventory"