You can define per-collection task sequence variables for a specific collection in the Configuration Manager 2007 database. Per-collection task sequence variables can be hidden by selecting the Do not display in the Configuration Manager 2007 console option. When the hidden attribute value is cleared, the associated value of the variable is also cleared. Hidden variables cannot be cleared and must be deleted. When you delete a collection from the Configuration Manager 2007 database, all associated task sequence variables are also deleted.

Per-computer task sequence variables have a higher precedence than per-collection task sequence variables so task sequence variables that are assigned to a specific computer will have a higher priority than variables assigned to the collection or collections where the Configuration Manager 2007 client is located..

Use the following procedure to create per-collection variables.

To create per-collection task sequence variables

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Collections.

  2. To assign a variable to a collection, right-click the collection, and then click Modify Collection Settings.

  3. To define the per-collection variable and the associated value, open the <New> Variable dialog box, click the Collection Variable tab, and then click the New icon.

  4. In the New Variable dialog box, specify a name for the variable, and then specify whether the value associated with the variable will be visible in the Configuration Manager 2007 administrator console.

  5. On the Value line, specify the Value of the variable, and if the value is masked, enter the value again to confirm the variable on the Confirm Value line, and then click OK. If you have specified that the value should not be displayed in the Configuration Manager 2007 console, the confirm value line will not be available.

  6. You can specify a Precedence by selecting a numeric value from the drop-down list, where 1 is the lowest precedence, and 9 to specify the highest precedence. The Precedence level will be used when a computer is a member of multiple collections with differing precedence levels assigned.

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