You can convert an unmanaged client to a managed client by using either of the following methods:
If you import the server communications settings, you follow this process:
The client immediately connects to the management server. The management server places the client in the group that is specified in the communication file. The client is updated with the group's policies and settings. After the client and the management server communicate, the notification area icon with the green dot appears in the client computer's taskbar.
Unmanaged clients are not password-protected, so the user does not need a password on the client. However, if the user tries to import a file onto a managed client that is password-protected, then the user must enter a password. The password is the same one that is used to import or export a policy.
To export the communications settings from the server
To import the server communications settings into the client
After you import the communications file, and the client and the management server communicate, the notification area icon with appears in the computer's taskbar. The green dot indicates that the client and the management server are in communication with each other.