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Collections Overview

Updated: October 14, 2010

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

The Configuration Manager 2007 collections feature provides a set of tools and resources to help you create, update, and otherwise manage resources in your Configuration Manager 2007 site by combining them into logical collections to use while distributing packages, assigning desired configuration management baselines, installing software updates, or accomplishing other Configuration Manager tasks.

For information about using the Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit to script and develop software for this feature, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=129509.

Click any link in the following section for overview information about collections in Configuration Manager 2007.

In This Section

About Collections
Provides information about collections themselves, as well as information about the set of predefined collections and the types of collections you can create.

About Subcollections
Provides information about subcollections and creating links between existing collections.

About Resources
Provides information about the objects that are used as resources for collections.

About Collection Membership
Provides information about the methods you can use to create collections in Configuration Manager 2007.

About Membership Rules
Provides information about the different rules you can use to create collections in Configuration Manager 2007.

How Collections are Replicated to Child Sites
Provides information about the behavior of Configuration Manager 2007 collections in a multi-site hierarchy.

About Maintenance Windows
Provides information about maintenance windows, an important collection-based administrative feature for managing package distribution.

About Collection-Specific Settings
Provides information about Configuration Manager 2007 settings that can be configured for specific collections.

Collections Administrator Workflows
Lists the administrator workflows that are available to help you manage collections in Configuration Manager 2007.

About Dynamic Collection Evaluation in Configuration Manager 2007 R3
Provides information about the dynamic collection evaluation feature in Configuration Manager 2007 R3.

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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