HELP FILE

Managing Groups of Computers

    Organize computers according to location, function, access permissions, or any criteria you specify. For example, you might place all servers in one group, PCs in another, and Macs in a third.

    Who can use this feature? Computer groups can be managed by allCentral account holders and any Central user with the Computer Group Management permission set on the Users page.

    View Groups using the Groups list

    Use the Groups list at the top of the page of the Central interface to filter computers by group or status.



    Figure 1. The Groups list
    • Click a group to display all computers in the group on the Computers page
    • Click Show All Groups to show all computers in all groups on the Computers page.
      Note: Only available when you have less than 1000 computer groups.
    • Click a filter to display computers that are in session, inline, or were recently accessed

    I have over 1000 computer groups. How can I filter them?

    When you have more than 1000 computer groups, the Show All Groups filter is unavailable. Instead, you can start typing the name of the group that you are looking for into the Search for group to show field at the top of your computers list.

    View Groups using the Groups panel

    Click the View Computers button at the top of the Central user interface and then Show group panel to view your computer groups in a list next to your Computer list.


    Figure 2. The Computer Groups panel button
    The custom fields feature extends computer property information and integrates with your computer list seamlessly. Assign data of your choice to the computers you manage to find and sort them easier, or to add descriptive information.

    Hide Groups on the Computer list

    Click the View Computers button at the top of the Central user interface and then Show computers in groups to view your computers in a simple list, without showing groups.


    Figure 3. The Computer Groups button

    Manage Groups from the Computers page

    On the Computers page in Tile view or Detail view, click edit to work with groups.
    Note: The [Default Group] has no edit option. By default, all new Computers are added to [Default Group] unless otherwise specified.

    • Edit a group name
    • Delete a group
    • Change the computers in a group