Unable to get AD objects / Workgroup resources listed in the Define Target Resource Browser


The Define Target Resource Browser does not list all the AD objects / Workgroup resources.


You may face this problem if,

  1. Desktop Central Server is installed on a machine running Windows 7/Vista/2008 Server/ 2008 R2 Server, the credentials might not have been set in the ManageEngine Desktop Central 7 Service.
  2. Presence of special characters such as ", ',  in the names of resources like OU, Computers, Users, etc.,
  3. Availability of a large number of objects resources in your AD/Workgroup.


Check the credentials:

  1. Goto Start and select Control Panel
  2. Select Administrative Tools.
  3. Double Click on Services. This opens the Services Window.
  4. Right Click ManageEngine Desktop Central 7 and select Properties.
  5. Select the  Log On Tab.
  6. Enter the username in in 'This account' text field. The username should be of the format: <domain name>\username
  7. Enter the password in the password field.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Right click on ManageEngine Desktop Central 7 and click on Restart. This will restart the service.

Check for the presence of special characters

Check for the presence of special characters in your AD Objects/ Workgroup Resources names. If found, send Log Files to desktopcentral-support@manageengine.com with the problem description. Our engineers will look into the issue and suggest you an appropriate resolution.

To Send Log Files to Support,

  1. Click the Support tab from the Desktop Central client.
  2. Click the "Support File" link under Contact Us.
  3. Select the "Include Client Logs" check box and select the computers to include the Agent Logs of the selected machines.
  4. Click Create Support. This may take sometime depending upon the number of systems chosen.
  5. After the Support File is created, you will be prompted to specify your email address and message. Specify and click Send.

Wait till the resources get listed

If there are a large number of AD Objects/ Workgroup Resources, it is sure to take some extra time. So please wait for all the resources to get listed.

Applies to: User Configurations, Computer Configurations, Configuring Desktops, Define Target Resource Browser

Keywords: User Configuration settings, Computer Configuration settings, Windows Desktop Configuration, AD objects, Workgroup Resources.

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