Changing Windows system settings

In addition to the common system settings you can change for any type of system, there are a few Windows-specific system settings. For example, you can use System Settings to update the following after adding a system:

  • Select a domain for the system and enable domain operations.

    You can set a domain for a system and then enable domain operations to use the domain administrative account to enable zone role workflow. For configuration steps, see Setting domain operations for a system.

  • Change the session type or port number for remote connections.

    You can manually select secure shell or remote desktop and change the port number for remote sessions. If you don’t specify a session type and port, the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and port 3389 are used by default.

  • Select a system time zone.

    You can manually select the time zone you want to use for any system. If you don’t specify a time zone, the system time zone is UTC after you manually add the system. If the system is discovered, the system time zone is updated to the local time zone.

  • Change proxy account settings.

    You can add a proxy user name and password to manage password validation and updates on a target system. If you don’t specify a proxy user, the account credentials used to log on are used to manage passwords and validate accounts.

    If local account password reconciliation (LAPR) policies are enabled for domain-joined Windows systems, the proxy account settings are disabled and ignored if already configured.

  • Select a protocol and port for password management.

    You can manually set the management mode to change the protocol and port used for password management on target systems. If you don’t select a management mode, the default protocol and port that were identified when you added the system are used.

  • Add or modify the optional description of the system.

    You can update the description for a target system at any time.