How to change classification of machine from “computer” to “server” (Windows)

The Panorama9 backend will try to guess if your Microsoft Windows OS is a server or a regular workstation, based on various metrics (you should care about this because there is a difference in what is being monitored). If you want to change the classification from a computer to a server, this can easily be achieved by changing a registry key on your machine.

 

Download registry key (the easy way)

Download and run this registry key, which will change the registry settings for you automatically.

Following this, the Panorama9 service must be restarted (or the machine must be rebooted). Also, please allow up to 10 minutes for this to take effect in the dashboard.

 

Change/add registry key manually

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Panorama9\Agent\ForceHandleAsServer

"DWORD" should be set to 1 in order to force the Panorama9 system to see the machines as a server

(If the regkey doesn't exist, then create a new DWORD value under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Panorama9\Agent\ give it the name ForceHandleAsServer and set the value to 1)

 

1.  Press Start -> Run -> Regedit -> navigate to "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Panorama9\Agent\"  if the reg key "ForceHandleAsServer" doesn't exist, then right click and choose "new" -> "DWORD Value"

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2. Rename the new DWORD key to "ForceHandleAsServer" 

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3. Double click the key and change the value data to 1 to classify the machine as "server" or 0 for "computer". 

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Following this, the Panorama9 service must be restarted (or the machine must be rebooted). Please also allow up to 10 minutes for this to take effect in the dashboard.

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