I would like to know the laymen's version of What are Rogue Sensors?
Rogue sensors detect devices on your network and report them back to ePO: ePO can then display these for you an optionally take action, such as deploying an agent to them.
Is it useful to deploy these on all managed systems?
Absolutely not... generally speaking (assuming you even want to use RSD) you would need one or two per subnet.
Second Question - In a SMB office of mine, I have users who are constantly being hired as new users, some who will quit, and notebooks which are recycled/refurbished for other users as well as aging notebooks being replaced by newer laptops.
How can I use ePO effectively to track these users? In my environment, users who have quit will surrender their notebooks and their contents wiped. Is there a way to get ePO to tell me that this X agent is no longer communicating with the ePO server, thus recommend for removal?
Yes - have a look at the Inactive Agen Cleanup Task in the server tasks: this is exactly what it's for.
What about users who retire their old notebooks for newer ones? The computer names will be different, as in, SALLY_WEST in the old notebook, and the new computer name will be SALLY-WEST in the newer notebook.
If they are getting a completely new machine, then ePO will treat it as a new machine and the old entry will be "dead" - there will no longer be a machine communicating with that entry. Again, the inactive agent cleanup task will deal with these.
Hi Joe, thanks for your reply. What about those new machines that replaces the old ones? I would need to manually add those in under the System Tree, wouldn't I?