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Managing Computers and Devices in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

To manage a computer using System Center Essentials 2010, the computer must be a member of at least one computer group. A computer group is a collection of managed computers, typically one that reflects some common characteristic.

In Essentials 2010, computer groups are used for software deployment, update management, monitoring, and inventory.

In This Section

About Computers, Computer Groups, and Discovery in Essentials
Describes computer groups in Essentials 2010.

How to Discover and Prepare Objects for Management in Essentials
Explains how to discover and prepare objects for management in Essentials 2010.

How to Enable, Disable, and Schedule Computer Discovery in Essentials
Explains how to enable, disable, and schedule subsequent computer discoveries in Essentials 2010.

How to Create a Computer Group in Essentials
Explains how to create computer groups in Essentials 2010.

How to Add or Remove Computers from a Computer Group in Essentials
Explains how to add or remove computers from a computer group in Essentials 2010.

How to Stop Managing a Computer in Essentials
Explains how to stop managing a computer in Essentials 2010.

How to Delete a Computer Group in Essentials
Explains how to delete a computer group in Essentials 2010.

How to Run a Task for a Computer in Essentials
Explains how to run a task for a computer in Essentials 2010.

How to View Computers, Devices, and Computer Groups in Essentials
Explains how to view computer groups and their associated managed computers and devices in Essentials 2010.

How to View Computer and Computer Groups Reports in Essentials
Explains how to view reports for computers and computer groups in Essentials 2010.

How to Search for Objects in Essentials
Explains how to use the search features of Essentials 2010 for quick searches.

How to Use Advanced Search to Find Objects in Essentials
Explains how to use the search features of Essentials 2010 for more complex searches.

See Also

Other Resources

Inventory in Essentials

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