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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook by Brian Mason, Greg Ramsey

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Managing collections

A key component of CM is a collection . Collections contain one or more devices or users, and are used for targeting software deployments, operating-system deployments, client settings, and compliance settings. The members of a collection can be statically configured or set to be dynamically updated on a defined schedule. Collections in CM12 offer extended functionality compared to CM07. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Client Settings (polling interval, remote control configuration, and so on) can be configured and deployed to one or more collections.
  • Right-click on a collection and select Add Resources to quickly add direct membership rules to a collection (hint — you can add multiple systems at one time if you use a comma-separated ...

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