Using groups [Web console]

You can organize devices in groups for easier management. You can create groups to organize devices based on function, geographic location, department, device attribute or any other category that meets your needs. For example, you could create a Web server group for all servers configured as Web servers, or create a group that includes all devices running a specific OS.

The main Devices view contains three groups. Right-click a group to open it, delete it, or target all of the devices it contains for actions such as software distribution or agent deployment.

  • My devices: Lists groups/devices for the currently logged-in user, based on the user's scope. A user can create device subgroups only under My devices. Users can add devices to their My devices group, or any of its subgroups, by moving or copying them from the Public devices and All devices groups. All users can create groups under My devices in the Windows console.
  • Public devices: Lists groups/devices an administrator has added from the All devices group. An administrator (a user with the Administrator right) sees all of the devices in this group, while other users see only the devices allowed by their scope. Only administrators can create groups under Public devices.
  • All devices: Lists all devices that can be seen by the currently logged-in user, based on the user's scope, in a flat list (no subgroups). For an administrator, All devices lists all devices that have been scanned or moved into the core database. Devices configured with the standard management agent automatically appear in the All devices group/folder when they are scanned into the core database by the inventory scanner. Users, including administrators, can't create groups under All devices.