By default, the XIA Configuration service will scan remote machines by using the credentials of the service account however it is possible to use custom credentials.


Select the Credentials tab of the scan profile settings and select Use Specific Credentials and enter the credentials.



This method uses Network Only credentials (in a similar manner to the runas /netonly command). The following should be noted about using custom credentials:


  • These credentials can be used to scan untrusted Active Directory domains and computers on workgroups.

  • To scan a machine on a workgroup, enter the workgroup name or "WORKGROUP" as the domain.

  • The password is not validated by the client and is only used when making remote connections.


  • The credentials are used when making a connection to the XIA Configuration Server when the server is not installed on the same machine and custom credentials are not specified on the server upload tab.


For more information please see credentials and security contexts overview.