Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 11:38 PM (in response to Bruce Carter1)
I find if I remove the IP address from a computer record. ARD will try to locate the computer the value in the dns name field. So I don't ushally look up the new IP. I just delete the old IP. You considering trying ot use automator or applescript to mass purge the IP address field?
I take it you don't have a bonjour domain and or can't just use bonjour computer name?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to TeenTitan)
Thank you for the reply. Yes, deleting the IP addresses has the same temporary effect as correcting them. It's just labor intensive. I had not considered an Automator solution, I will look into that.
These labs are all over campus, and we have a zoned network which additionally does not forward Bonjour broadcasts. So, I'm kinda stuck there. I can "see" the other staff machines in my zone, but the labs are in a variety of other zones.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to Bruce Carter1)
Well mac os x supports multiple vlans... but it's slow to setup.. a little sensitive..
Have you considered adding every vlan to your ARD computer? that way, bonjour discovery would work for all computers vlans?
It was abit of a pain to setup. I had to trunk the port on the switch and then I had to add the vlans one at a time. If I tried to add multiple vlans at the same time the OS would crash. Even then there are times I would have to reboot with the network jack unplluged, so the computer will not crash, but it allowed me to have bonjour discovery for all the computers on the network.
Another option would be to try refreshing the record by network range scan. If you're lucky and your network ranges are back to back, then so you might be able to scan the whole network with one range scan in ARD. ( Assuming your network dosen't block network range scans. But if it dose, maybe your network manager can allow your computer to do so )
Or for faster re-fresh, you could try scanning a specific smaller range.
A mac os x server could host a bonjour sub domain for your network. The idea is some what compareable to infobox grid. This is some thing i've been wanting to tes, to see if it's another solution for mulitple vlans. I just haven't had a chance to test it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to TeenTitan)
I will contact our networking folks and see if they can assist with this. We're somewhat compartmentalized on what we can modify.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to Bruce Carter1)
Oh there is also one other option. It's not really ARD. But you could just make a folder. And in the folder, put vnc bookmarks for every computer in said folder. You don't have all the features of ARD. But if you just need to remote in, it is an option.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Bruce Carter1)
I know I'm a year late, but I had the same issue. I tried everything suggested here and nothing worked. Then I realized that I was on a different subnet than the computers I was trying manage. The computers were on a student wireless network, while I was on the staff wireless network. I could reach the computers via IP, but like you said, the IP would go stale due to DHCP after the lease is up. When I moved over to the student subnet, I just went to the scanner and they were all there. This is probably something you've already checked, but it's worth a shot!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to Juan Danger)
OP here (was surprised to see an email alert on this). We have labs scattered all over campus, so consolidiating them into one subnet is not an option. We've addressed this somewhat by using a task server in each area.