How can I register a host remotely?



  • We have 50-100 computers that we wish to add to the inventory in FOG. How can we do this without having to manually boot to network and register them all one by one, or get their MAC addresses and manually type them in one by one?

    Is there a way of scripting all of that? They are all in Active Directory if that helps our cause.



  • @Wayne-Workman I’m using Trunk, so the group policy method is perfect! Feel free to post the script for the older versions, if other people stumble across this thread.


  • Testers

    What version of FOG are you using? With the trunk version and the new FOG client you could push the client via GP and the hosts will register automatically tot he server. If you are not on trunk then this is not possible.


  • Moderator

    The new client will auto-register itself. you’ll get a notification on the web interface about pending hosts, then you approve those hosts or deny them. The new client is only available to trunk users. You can find more information about that here: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Upgrade_to_trunk

    Without upgrading, I’d say use a login script to just retrieve the MAC addresses of everything along with the names.

    Please give me a moment, I can post a script - got to go take care of things here.


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