Search folders are a way to gather Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 objects into a folder based on search criteria. For example, you might want to see all packages with the word "application" in their name. The packages can be viewed from but are not stored in the search folder. Search folders are virtual folders that contain views of objects that exist in the tree.

The Search Folder Criteria dialog box contains the following elements:

Step 1: Select object properties to search

The object properties vary depending on the class of object for which you are creating the search folder. Select an object property to add it to the search criteria.
Step 2: Edit the property's search criteria (click an underlined value)

For every object property you select in Step 1, you see a corresponding search criteria. Click <criteria to find> to specify the search criteria. To remove a search criteria, clear the object properties check box. To modify the search criteria, click the underlined value.
Step 3: Search all folders under this feature

By default, Configuration Manager 2007 searches only the current folder. If you select Step 3: Search all folders under this feature, Configuration Manager 2007 searches everywhere in that feature node.
Step 4: Enter a name for the search folder

The name of the folder. Folder names must be less than 127 characters and must not contain any of the following characters:/ | \ : * ? " < >

Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.

Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.

Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

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