Device control Plus provides an option to create custom group of computers and users, which can be used as targets for applying the configurations. The advantages of custom groups are,
This document will explain you on the three types of custom groups, they are:
The following links will help you in creation of custom groups:
You can define a static group, when you have a definite set of users/computers to be added to this group. If you want to add or remove users/computers in this group, it has to be done manually. A computer can be a part of more than one static custom group. These groups are created as target, for deploying configurations.
A Static unique group is a static group, where the computers belonging to this group cannot be added to any other groups. Computers added to a Static Unique group once, will not be listed, when you try to create another group of the same kind. The main purpose of the creating a Static unique group is to associate these groups as Scope for the users. All the privileges to manage this group can be defined only by the administrator.
NOTE: You can also import a csv file to add computers to a static or static unique group. The csv should contain the name of the computer followed by the domain name as explained below:
Computer Name, Domain Name
A Dynamic Group is the one that is created with a set of rules or criteria. Based on the defined criteria, the computers gets automatically added to this group. Any new computer matching the criteria will automatically get added to this group. The computers belonging to this group are generated only during the execution configuration. The defined queries will be applied and the result will be published as the Dynamic Custom Group.
To create a custom group, follow the steps below:
NOTE: By default, the users/computers will be displayed in Tree View. Use List View link to view users/computers as a list. Manual entry of computers/users is possible using Manual Input option.
NOTE: Administrators and technicians can create Custom Groups with computers that belong to their scope.
Incase, all the computers name starts with "DC" followed by the unique machine names, then you can use "Ignore prefix" to ignore the the "prefixed characters" during the search/sort operation. The resultant list therefore shows all those computers with names beginning with the letter 'W' after ignoring the Prefix 'DC'.
Note: Incorrect User/Computer will not be added and the application will throw an error. In that case, specify the correct User/Computer name and add it again.
You have successfully created a custom group, which can be used for management purposes.