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Patch Manager Computer Groups

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Use Patch Manager computer groups to manage similar computers that are not otherwise part of a dedicated group in your Windows network. You create Patch Manager computer groups using rules so Patch Manager can evaluate group membership at runtime. Then you can target the dynamic group in tasks and reports as needed.

For example, create a Patch Manager computer group to contain all managed clients running Windows 7 RTM. Then target these computers in an Update Management task to upgrade them to Windows 7 Service Pack 1. After the computers are upgraded to Windows 7 SP1, they no longer show as members of the "Windows 7 RTM" computer group, so they are exempt from any future Update Management tasks targeted to that group.

To create a Patch Manager computer group:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Enterprise, and then select Microsoft Windows Network.
  2. In the Actions pane (right), click Add Patch Manager Computer Group.
  3. In the Patch Manager Computer Group Management window, enter a new name for the computer group in the Computer Group Name field.
  4. In the Description field, enter an optional description for the new group.
  5. Select the computers to add to the group. For additional information, see "The Computer Selection Page".

Note: To create a dynamic computer group, select Add computers using rules, and then create the requisite rule(s) for the types of computers you want in the group. For additional information, see "Select Computers Using Rules".

  1. Click Save.

Note: Patch Manager computer groups appear in the Microsoft Windows Network node in the navigation pane.

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