Groups in Essentials
Updated: April 14, 2010
Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010
In System Center Essentials 2010, groups are logical collections of objects, such as Windows-based computers, hard disks, or instances of Microsoft SQL Server. You create a group by using the Create Group Wizard, and you use one or more of the following criteria to establish membership for the group:
A list of object names.
A formula that dynamically populates the membership of the group, such as a formula that adds domain controller objects to the group.
A list of object names to exclude from the group.
In Essentials 2010, you use groups for the following purposes:
Create views for specific groups of objects and approve members of an Essentials 2010 user role to see the views. For example, you can create a state view for the Messaging group and approve members of the Messaging Operators user role to see the Messaging view. For more information, see Views in Essentials.
Use overrides to disable or adjust the configuration of a monitor that is applied to a group of, or individual, managed objects.