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In System Center Essentials 2010, groups are logical collections of computers and devices, such as Windows-based computers, hard disks, or instances of Microsoft SQL Server. You create a managed computer group by opening the Authoring pane and clicking Create a New Group. Use one or more of the following criteria to establish membership for the group:

In Essentials 2010, you use groups for the following purposes:

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