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Create a scope

A scope defines the devices that can be viewed and managed by a Management Suite user.

A scope can be as large or small as you want, encompassing all of the managed devices scanned into a core database, or possibly just a single device.

To create a scope
  1. Click Tools > Administration > User Management.
  2. Right-click Scopes and click New Scope.
  3. In the Scope Properties dialog box, enter a name for the new scope.
  4. Specify the type of scope you want to create (LDMS query, LDAP or custom directory, or device group) by clicking a scope type from the drop-down list, and then clicking New.
  5. If you're creating an LDMS query-based scope, define the query in the New scope query dialog box, and then click OK.
  6. If you're creating a directory-based scope, select locations (LDAP directory and/or custom directory) from the Select visible devices list (you can browse the directory by clicking Browse directories), and then click OK.

Click on the plus (+) and minus (-) signs to expand and collapse nodes in the directory tree. All nodes under a selected parent node will be included in the scope.

LDAP directory locations are determined by a device's directory service location. Custom directory locations are determined by a device's computer location attribute in the inventory database. This attribute is defined during device agent configuration.

  1. If you're creating a device group-based scope, select a group from the available device group list, and then click OK.
  2. Click OK again to save the scope and close the dialog box.
To create a scope based on an existing query
  1. Right-click Scopes and click New scope from query.
  2. Select the query you want and click OK.
  3. A copy of the query will be made and a new scope appears in the tree with a name based on the source query name.

NOTE: You can quickly create a scope from an existing query by dragging a query from the Network view and dropping it onto the scopes tree.

NOTE: Scopes use a copy of the query they are based on. Changes to the source query in the Network view won't affect existing scopes.

 


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