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Creating and Managing Groups

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

In Operations Manager 2007, groups are logical collections of objects, such as Windows-based computers, hard disks, or instances of Microsoft SQL Server. You can use groups for the following purposes:

  • Approve members of an Operations Manager 2007 user role to manage specified groups of objects. For example, members of the Messaging Operators user roles can be approved to monitor objects in the Messaging group.

  • Create views for specific groups of objects and approve members of an Operations Manager 2007 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.

  • Use overrides to disable or adjust the configuration of a monitor that is applied to a group of, or individual, managed objects.

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 the objects' names.

  • A formula that dynamically populates the membership of the group, such as a formula that adds domain controller objects to the group.

  • Other groups.

  • A list of the objects' names to exclude from the group.

The following topics are discussed in this section:

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