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How to Manage Search Folders

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

You must have the Manage Folders permission for the security class to create, delete, move, or modify a search folder.

You can create search folders in the following console tree items in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 console:

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  • Boot images

  • Computer associations

  • Configuration packages

  • Driver packages

  • Drivers

  • Operating system images

  • Packages

  • Queries

  • Reports

  • Software metering rules

  • Software updates

  • Task sequences

  • Configuration baselines (for desired configuration management)

  • Configuration item (for desired configuration management)

To create a search folder

  1. Navigate to an applicable Configuration Manager 2007 console tree item.

  2. Right-click the console tree item, point to New, and then click SearchFolder.

  3. In Step 1: Select object properties to search, select the check box for the object properties.

  4. In Step 2: Edit the property's search criteria (click an underlined value), click the blue underlined value.

    noteNote
    To remove a property from the list, click to clear the check box in Step 1: Select object properties to search.

  5. In the Search Text dialog box, enter your search criteria and click OK.

  6. In Step 3: Specify search options, either select the Search all folders under this feature check box or leave the check box cleared to search only the current container.

  7. In Step 4: Enter a name for the search folder, enter a name.

  8. Click OK.

To modify a search folder

  1. Navigate to the search folder you want to modify, and right-click the search folder.

  2. On the Action menu, click Modify Search Folder Criteria.

  3. Modify the search folder criteria, and click OK.

To delete a search folder

  1. Navigate to the search folder you want to delete, and right-click the search folder.

  2. On the Action menu, click Delete.

  3. In the Confirm Folder Delete dialog box, click Yes.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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