You can use console scopes to define the set of computer groups that appear in the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) Operator console for individual MOM 2005 users.
A console scope consists of a set of computer groups, and a list of MOM 2005 users that can access those computer groups. Because users can be associated with only one console scope at a time, they can be granted access to only one set of computer groups in the Operator console.
Console scopes do not provide security that limits user access to computer groups. Console scopes act as filters to make it easier for users to monitor the specific computer groups and computers for which they are responsible.
When a user opens the Operator console, the console program establishes a connection with the last MOM Management Server that it was connected to, and accesses the MOM database to retrieve the console scope associated with the user.
The console scope contains the assigned set of computer groups that the user can access through the Operator console user interface. These computer groups are used to populate the list of computers displayed in the Computer Groups list in the MOM 2005 Operator console tree. This limits the users to seeing only those computers that are in the computer groups associated with their console scope.Note
User console scope settings apply not only to the Operator console, but also to any SDK applications that run under the same account.
Default Console Scopes
Three console scopes are created by default on the MOM Management Server.
- MOM User Scope- For members of the MOM Users group. By default, this includes all of the computer groups.
- MOM Administrator Scope- For members of the MOM Administrators group. By default, this includes all of the computer groups.
- MOM Author Scope- For members of the MOM Authors group. By default, this includes all of the computer groups.