Setting up dynamic machine groups

A dynamic machine group is similar to a report, but consists only of a filter applied to a target computer group. Dynamic machine groups are populated each time the inventory database is updated, and contain all the computers in the target computer group that currently match the filter conditions. The members of a dynamic machine group may change as their property values change.

Dynamic machine groups are stored as folders within the Dynamic Machine Groups folder. Each dynamic machine group can be used as the target of a task, in the same way as a computer group.

Note: You may want to refresh the inventory database before you use a dynamic machine group as the target of a task, to ensure the dynamic machine group contains the appropriate computers. The inventory database is not updated automatically.