Importing target devices into a collection

The Import Target Devices Wizard allows you to import target device information from a file. The target device information must first be saved as a .csv file, it can then be imported into a device collection.

Note: The .csv text file can be created with a .txt file, NotePad.exe or Excel. It contains one line per target device, which is formatted as follows:

pre codeblock DeviceName,MAC-Address,SiteName,CollectionName,Description,Type


DeviceName = Name of new target device MAC-Address = MAC address of new device; such as 001122334455, 00-11-22-33-44-55, or 00:11:22:33:44:55 Type = 0 for production, 1 for test, or 2 for maintenance

The wizard can be accessed from the farm, site, and device collection right-click menus. If accessed from the site or collection, only those target devices in the import file that match the site and collection by name, will be included in the import list.

The wizard also provides the option to automatically create the site or collection using the information in the file, if either does not already exist. There is also the option to use the default collection’s device template, if it exists for that collection.

A log file is generated with an audit trail of the import actions. The file is located in:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Citrix\Provisioning Services\log

To Import target devices into a Collection:

  1. In the Console, right-click on the device collection that the target devices should be imported to, then click Target Device>Import devices. The Import Target Devices Wizard displays.
  2. Type or browse for the file to import. The target device information is read from the file and displays in the table below. Information can include the target device name, MAC address, and optionally description.
  3. Highlight one or more target devices to import. If applying the collection template to the imported target devices, select the Apply collection template device when creating devices checkbox.
  4. Click Import to import the .csv text file containing target device information, into the selected collection. The status column indicates if the import was successful.

Importing target devices into a collection