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Creating an HP Server Collection

Similar to Microsoft® SMS 2003, a system administrator can use collections to logically group systems managed by SCCM. Collections represent a computer or a group of computers to which actions can be targeted. Collections can be static, containing specified named computers, or they can be dynamic, basing the members of the collection on a query of properties for those computers. Using a dynamic collection, an administrator can create an HP Server Collection to group and identify all managed HP servers in the environment.

To create an HP Server collection to target servers for updates, perform the following steps. The example queries can be added to any existing collection to identify HP servers.

  1. Open the Configuration Manager Administrator console.
  2. Expand Site Database>Computer Management, right-click Collections, and then select New Collection. The New Collection wizard appears.
  3. Enter HP Server or an appropriate name in the Name field. This is the name of the collection. Click Next.
  4. Click the Query toolbar button. query button

    NOTE: Do not save your query until all steps are completed, or you might be required to create a new query.

  5. Enter an appropriate name for the query to be created in the Name field, such as HP/Compaq servers. In the Resource class box, select System Resource. Click the Edit Query Statement… button.
  6. Select the Criteria tab, and then click the New toolbar button. new toolbar button
  7. On the General tab, click the Select… button.
  8. Enter the options as shown in the following figure, and click OK.

    Select Attribute

  9. Enter the remaining Criterion Properties as shown in the following figure, and click OK.

    Criterion Properties

  10. Repeat steps 6 through 9 using the following input:

    In step 9 enter compaq in the Value field.

  11. Repeat steps 6 through 9 using the following input:

    In step 9 enter hewlett-packard in the Value field.

  12. Repeat steps 6 through 9 using the following inputs:
    1. In step 8, select system for the Attribute class and System Role for the Attribute.
    2. In step 9, enter server in the Value field.
  13. You now have three criteria statements. Select the first two criteria statements (first three lines), and then click the parenthesis toolbar button parenthesis button to join the two query statements.
  14. With the statements still selected, click the and/or toolbar button and/or button to change the query to an "or" statement.
  15. Confirm that your queries look the same as the Criteria shown in the following figure.

    HP Servers Query Statement Properties

  16. To continue the New Collection Wizard, click OK, OK.
  17. Modify the collection update schedule as needed.
  18. To complete the wizard, click Next, Next, and Finish.
  19. If you want to add additional filters to your collections, the following query statements can be added to the query criteria to further identify server type and models of the HP servers: