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Patch Manager computer groups

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Nov 22, 2017

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Patch Manager computer groups allow you to manage similar computers that are not part of a dedicated Microsoft® Windows® network group. You can create Patch Manager computer groups using rules so the application can evaluate group membership at runtime. When completed, you can target the dynamic group in tasks and reports as needed.

For example, you can create a Patch Manager computer group called Windows 10 that contains all managed clients running Windows 10. After you create the group, you can target these computers in an Update Management task called Windows 10 Service Pack Updates that upgrades each computer to the latest Windows 10 service pack. When the upgrade is completed, the computers no longer display as members of the  computer group, so they are exempt from any future Update Management tasks targeted to that group.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Console. 
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Enterprise and select Microsoft® Windows® Network.

    SPM-Admin-Guide-Select-MSWindows-Network.png

  3. In the Actions pane, click Add Patch Manager Computer Group.

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  4. In the Patch Manager Computer Group Management window, enter a new name for the computer group in the Computer Group Name field.

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  5. In the Description field, enter an optional description for the new group.
  6. Select the computers to add to the group. See Computer selection for details.

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    To create a dynamic computer group, select Add computers using rules, and then create the requisite rules for the types of computers you want in the group. See Select computers using rules for details. 

  7. Click Save.

    The Patch Manager computer groups display in the Microsoft Windows Network node in the navigation pane.

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