Machine Group Dialog: Top Section

When viewing a machine group, the top section of the machine group dialog contains buttons, links, and filters that apply to the entire group.

This section contains the following items:

Enables you to change the name of the machine group and the comment that describes the purpose of the group.

Displays this group in Machine View, which shows the most recent scan information for every machine in the group.

Copies the current machine group to a new group. Type a name and a comment for the new group and then click Save. The new machine group is displayed.

Deletes the current machine group.

Enables you to select one of the following options:

  • : Enables you to assign common credentials to every machine in the group. Be sure the credential you select includes the domain name when defining the user name (for example: SampleDomain\Sample.Name).

When credentials are assigned the icon will contain a check mark (). In addition, the button name will change to the name of the assigned credential.

For more information see Defining Credentials.

  • : Enables you to remove any credentials defined for the group. When credentials are not defined the icon will be dimmed ().

Defines e-mail options for the entire group.  The e-mail options enable you to define which reports (if any) will be automatically sent— and to whom they will be sent— whenever this group is used in a scan.

To specify which reports should be automatically sent and to whom they should be sent:

  1. Click E-Mail > Set E-Mail.

  2. In the Automated E-Mail Settings dialog, select a report in the Reports list.

  3. In the Report Recipients list, select the groups and/or individuals you want to e-mail the report to.

  4. Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 for each report you want to be automatically sent.

  5. When finished, click Close.

Tip: To import an existing machine group, select New > Import Machine Group.

Enables you to export the group definition to an encrypted XML file. This file can be imported into another machine group on the same console or on a different console.

Note: You will be asked to supply a passphrase when exporting a group file. This is done to secure the contents of the file and prevent an unauthorized person from learning about your network topology, from discovering your machine credentials, etc.

Displays online Help information about machine groups.

Filters enable you to specify the types of machines you want included in a scan.  For example, if you want to scan all the print servers within a domain, you would specify the desired domain on the Domain Name tab and then in the Scan only area you would select Print Servers.  All other machine types are ignored.

To specify one or more machine types, simply enable the check box in front of the machine type(s) you want included in the scan. If no check boxes are enabled then no filters are applied.