Self-registration of devices

By default, the first time a device boots, it automatically searches for an available Scout Server. The device requires the IP address of the Scout Server.

Requirements for self-registration:

If the Scout Server's IP address cannot be determined, neither by the DNS nor by DHCP, a First Configuration Wizard automatically runs on the device to help the local user through the initial configuration.

Registering a device automatically

If the requirements for self-registration are met, the device contacts the Scout Server and enters itself in the defined OU or the standard OU. It receives the configuration of the OU and is restarted with the new configuration.

The flow chart roughly shows the way a new device is assigned to a Scout Server and to an OU. Details such as the Accept only known devices have not been considered.