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Client Computer Groups - FAQ

Why should I use client computer groups?

Once created, client computer groups can be used to perform the following tasks for all their members:

  • Create schedule policies
  • Set firewall settings
  • Set user security
  • Install updates
  • Generate reports
  • View job history details
  • Set the activity control for backup and restore operations
  • Set up an operation window

Can my client be part of more than one client computer group?

Yes. A client computer can be a member of multiple client computer groups. For more information, refer to Associating or Disassociating Clients.

You can associate your client to more than one client group, after your first association.

Which permissions do I need to create a smart client group?

Your user account must be assigned a role with the following permissions and be associated with the client computers you plan to add to your smart client group:

For more information see:

Does the "Package Installed" rule validate virtual clients in the CommCell?

No. The Package Installed rule validates only physical clients in the CommCell.

What happens to a smart client group whose creator has been deleted?

When the CommCell user who created a smart client group is deleted, clients are removed from the client group. Also, an event marked with Critical severity appears in the Event Viewer window of the CommCell Console.

If the CommCell user who created a client group is deleted, what happens when another user changes the group to a smart client group?

When you change a client group that has no creator to a smart client group, you are defined as the new creator of that client group. For this to happen, you must have the following permissions:

For information on client computer group permissions, see Permissions and Permitted Actions by Feature: Client Computer Group.