Automatically pair found computers

If there is an occurrence of multiple instances of the same computer in ESMC (for example if ESET Management Agent is reinstalled on a client computer that is already managed), Automatically pair found computers feature takes care of this and pairs these instances into one. This should eliminate the need for manual verification and sorting of found computers.

Pairing works on reported hostname by ESET Management Agent and if it can not be trusted, we recommend you to disable Automatically pair found computers. If pairing fails a computer will be placed into Lost and Found group. The idea is that whenever ESET Management Agent is reinstalled on an already managed computer, it would be automatically paired and thus correctly placed into ESMC without your intervention. Also, new ESET Management Agent will immediately get its policies and tasks.

When disabled, computers that should be placed into Lost & found group will be paired with the first found unmanaged computer (placeholder, circle icon) located anywhere in ESMC tree. If there isn't any placeholder with the same name, the computer would be placed into Lost & found.

When enabled (default), computers that should be placed into Lost & found will be paired with the first found unmanaged computer (placeholder, circle icon) located anywhere in ESMC tree. If there isn't any placeholder with the same name, the computer will be paired to the first found managed computer (alert or check icon) located anywhere in ESMC tree. If this pairing also fails, the computer will be placed into Lost & found.

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If you consider automatic pairing unwanted, disable it. You can always verify and sort computers manually.