Learn about device collections, which can be many different types of devices, such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. This helps organize the devices so certain actions will only affect the operating system type you want.
- [Instructor] We are in System Center Configuration Manager…in our Assets and Compliance section…and if we take a look at the navigation index,…you can see this is split into two sections.…On the left hand side, you see everything that has to do…with users and on the right hand side,…everything that has to do with devices.…This is very similar in the way it works with group policy.…Group policy is an active directory also work the same way.…They're split into users and devices.…So we're going to create a device collection in this video.…
And device collections in System Center Configuration…Manager represent a logical container…for a grouping of devices.…These collections can then be used to perform…a number of tasks such as deploying software or updates.…Let's go ahead and click on the device collection link.…And we see that there's already four different device…collections that were created automatically…when we installed the System Center Configuration Manager.…If we take a look, we can see under all systems…
Note: Existing knowledge of Windows Servers and basic networking is recommended prior to watching this course.
- Creating device and user collections
- Configuring maintenance windows
- Configuring resource discovery
- Distributing content
- Creating queries and reports
- Deploying operating systems
- Maintaining the management infrastructure