Defining Targets



 

After defining the configuration, the configuration has to be deployed in the target client workstations. The target client workstations have to be defined for the configurations individually. Defining the targets  involves selecting various types of targets given below:

 

The targets must be defined to deploy the Configuration in the machines of the network. When you add a configuration or collection of Configuration, you can find "Step 2" as Define Target in the GUI or in this documentation. This section explains the procedure to define the target for a configuration or collection of Configuration. The Define Target pane is similar to the figure given below:

 

Define Targets

 

To define the targets for deploying the configuration or collection, the targets must be added to the Target List. A target can be added, removed or modified in the Target List.

 

Adding a target to Target List

 

To add a target to Target List, follow these steps:

  1. Provide the values for the following fields:

  2. Click the Add to target list button. The target gets added to Target List.

Modifying a target in Target List

 

To modify a target in the Target List, follow these steps:

  1. Select the button under Actions column in the desired row that has to modified.

  2. Follow step a of Adding a row to Target List procedure.

  3. Click the Modify target button. The target details are updated in Target List.

Deleting a target from the Target List

 

To delete a row in the Target List, select the button under Actions column next to target that has to removed.

 

Select the target type and define

 

The target type such as site, domain, organisational unit, group, user, computer or IP address can be selected. Desktop Central provides the option to select any part of the Windows network. Select one of the following options from the Select the target type and define field and select the target using the Browse button. Click the Browse button in under the Select the target type and define field to launch Network Browser window. Select the target and click Select button. This field is mandatory.

Filter the selected target

 

You can exclude certain parts of the network which does not require the configuration to be deployed. This is optional when defining the targets. Desktop Central provides the option to exclude the parts of the Windows network. Click the Show link next to Filter the selected target toggle pane to show the pane as in the following figure.

 

Filter the selected targets

 

Exclude if Target Type is

 

The target types can be excluded which are in the lower hierarchy to the target selected in the Select the target type and define field. The target type can be excluded using the Browse button. Click the Browse button next to the required target types under the Exclude if Target Type is field to launch Network Browser window. Select the target type to be excluded for configuration deployment and click Select button. This field is mandatory.

 

Exclude if Operating System is

 

The targets with specific Windows OS can be excluded for configuration deployment. Select the options under the Exclude if Operating System is field which has to excluded for configuration deployment.

 

Exclude if Machine Type is

 

The targets with specific machine type such as Notebook, Tablet PC, Desktop, Member Server, TermServClient, or Domain Controller can be excluded for configuration deployment. Select the options under the Exclude if Machine Type is field which has to excluded for configuration deployment.



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