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How to Create a Catalog Item Group

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

Catalog item groups in System Center 2012 – Service Manager are lists of catalog items that are used to secure the service catalog and provide access to users, based on membership in a corresponding Service Manager user role. In the following procedure, you create a simple catalog item group. After you create the group, use an existing user role, or create a new user role, to provide access to catalog items that have been associated with the group.

To create a catalog item group

  1. In the Service Manager console, select Library, and then click Groups.

  2. In the Tasks pane under Groups, click Create Catalog Group to open the Create Group Wizard.

  3. On the Before You Begin page, read the instructions, and then click Next.

  4. On the General page, complete these steps:

    1. In the Group name box, type a name for the catalog group. For example, type Access Request Offering Group.

    2. In the Group description box, type a description for the catalog group. For example, type This group is used to consolidate and provide security to Access Request Offering catalog items.

    3. Next to Management pack, select an unsealed management pack of your choice, and then click Next. For example, if you previously created the Sample Management Pack, select it.

  5. On the Included Members page, complete these steps to select catalog items and associate them with the catalog group:

    1. Click Add to open the Select objects dialog box, select one or more catalog items that you created previously, click Add, and then click OK to close the dialog box.

    2. Click Next.

  6. Optionally, on the Dynamic Members page, you can select a class and specific objects, based on the criteria that you choose, to add as members of the group, and then click Next.

  7. Optionally, on the Subgroups page, you can add other groups as members of the new group that you are creating, and then click Next.

  8. Optionally, on the Excluded Members page, you can select a class and specific objects, based on criteria that you choose, to exclude as members of the group, and then click Next.

  9. On the Summary page, review the information, and then click Create.

  10. On the Completion page, click Close.

See Also

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