In the Configuration Manager console, create a collection that includes the target computer (WDG-CLI-01). You use this computer collection later when advertising the task sequence created earlier in the process.

To create a computer collection that includes the target computer

1.   Click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Microsoft System Center 2012. Point to Configuration Manager, and then click Configuration Manager Console.

2.   In the Configuration Manager console, in the navigation pane, click Assets and Compliance.

3.   In the Assets and Compliance workspace, go to Overview/Device Collections.

4.   On the Ribbon, on the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Device Collection.

The Create Device Collection Wizard starts.

5.   Complete the Create Device Collection Wizard using the information in Table 34. Accept the default values unless otherwise specified.

Table 34. Information for Completing the Create Device Collection Wizard

On this wizard page

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1.   In Name, type Microsoft Deployment – Batch 01.

2.   In Comment, type Computers that are to be included in the first batch of computers deployed.

3.   In Limited Collection, click Browse.

The Select Collection dialog box appears. Complete the dialog box by performing the following steps:

a.   In the Select Collection dialog box, in Name, click All Systems.

b.   Click OK.

4.   Click Next.

Membership Rules

1.   Click Add Rule, and then click Direct Rule.

The Create Direct Membership Rule Wizard starts.

2.   Complete the Create Direct Membership Rule Wizard by performing the following steps:

a.   On the Welcome page, click Next.

b.   On the Search for Resources page, in Resource class, select System Resource; in Attribute name, select Name; in Value, type WDG-CLI-01; and then click Next.

c.   On the Select Resources page, select WDG-CLI-01, and then click Next.

Note   The process for adding the target computer (WDG-CLI-01) to All Systems can take a few minutes to complete. If WDG-CLI-01 does not appear in the list, repeat steps b and c until WDG‑CLI‑01 appears.

d.   On the Summary page, click Next.

e.   On the Completion page, click Close.

3.   Click Next.


1.   Review the information in the Details box that that you provided while completing the previous wizard pages.

2.   Click Next.


The progress for creating the device collection is displayed.


Click Close.


For more information, see the section, “How to Create Collections in Configuration Manager,” in the Configuration Manager 2012 Documentation Library, which is installed with Configuration Manager.

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