Assigning a directory server to the target group and synchronizing

Assigning a directory server to the target group and synchronizing


  1. In the left window pane, select the Device Groups node.
  2. Click Edit > Create Device Group to create a new group.
    The Properties dialog box appears.
  3. Click OK.

    It is not necessary to give a name to this group, as it is automatically renamed to the name of the directory server and OU as soon as it is assigned.

  4. Select the new group in the left window pane.
  5. Select the new group's subnode Dynamic Population > Directory Server.
  6. Click Edit > Assign Server .
    The Select a Directory Server dialog box appears on the screen. The dialog box lists all available directory servers with their organizational units depending on the base object. That is, when under a device group, it displays all available device groups, and when under a user or administrator group, it displays all available user groups.
  7. Select an entry from the list.

    You can select either the directory server itself or one of its children. If you want to synchronize all elements of a directory server in a flat list you can check the Synchronize All Devices/Administrators/Users box above this list together with the directory server root in the box below. To synchronize with the server root or an OU maintaining, that is, recreating the directory structure in Client Management , do not check this box.

  8. Click OK to confirm.
    The Properties dialog box appears on the screen.
  9. From the list, select an option to specify if all devices are to be synchronized, or only those with a CM agent installed.
  10. Click OK to confirm.
    A confirmation window appears.
  11. Click OK to synchronize now.
    The connection with the directory server is established and all members of the selected entry are added to your current group. The Directory Server Synchronisation window displays a confirmation that lists all objects that were added, along with their status, which in this case is either New Object or Error.
  12. Click OK to close this window.


The name of your group is changed to the name of the directory server entry followed by the full name of the server in dotted notation. For example, if you synchronized your group with an organizational unit called Relay Servers , the name of your group is now Relay Servers.Full.Directory.Name. If the selected group has subunits, these are also synchronized and added to the group as subunit.group.server name.


If all elements of a type were synchronized, the name of the group changes to the full name of the directory server. The elements are added to this group in a flat list, ignoring any hierarchy they were sorted in on the directory server.


Repeat this procedure for all target groups to which you need to roll out the agent.


When you have created all necessary target groups, you are ready to create the rollouts and assign the target groups to them.


Where to go from here

Rolling out the relay agents

Rolling out the client agents

Rolling out relay agents in a cloud environment

Rolling out client agents in a cloud environment

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