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Set an inventory to exclude organizational units

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Created by Leif Amland, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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This article provides steps when you run over the license count due to an inventory over the entire domain without excluding certain organizational units.


All versions of Patch Manager


  1. Go to Patch Manager System Configuration > Management Groups > YOUR Managed Enterprise
  2. Select your domain in the middle pane if it does not appear you can add it with the steps below
    1. Add your Domain to the Managed Enterprise by selecting Management Group Wizard in the Actions pane
    2. Select Active Directory Domains or Workgroups and click next
    3. Fill out your domain info as follows if your domain is DOMAIN.COM
      1. Line 1 NT Flat Name: DOMAIN
      2. Line 2 FQDN:
    4. Click Resolve (you do not need to specify a domain controller)
    5. Once resolved click Add Domain/Workgroup then click Next and finish the Wizard
  3. Select your domain in the middle pane and then Right-Click on it and select Schedule Inventory
  4. If this is the first time you have scheduled the Inventory it will prompt you with what Datasources we will be inventorying, you can modify this to your desire, then click OK.
  5. Set the schedule for which you want the Inventory to run then click OK.
  6. Choose Select computers using rules option at the top of the window. All computers in the selected Domain or Workgroup must selected. 
  7. Click Advanced Options.
  8. Add all of the OUs you want to exclude in the inventory task.
  9. Click OK > Next > this take you to the scheduling page where you can run it right now or a later time.
  10. Click Finish.


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