Dynamic Device Groups

Dynamic Device Groups enable administrators to run cross-OU commands for freely definable device groups. For example, you can send a message to all devices with a specific image throughout the whole organization. Or you can run a BIOS update on all devices with a specific BIOS version, across all OUs. Even client relocation to another Scout Server can be applied to a Dynamic Client Group. The following features can be applied:

Dynamic Device Groups are based on reports created in the Scout Report Generator. The reports are exported to the Scout Console once, and from that point onward, are displayed as a Dynamic Client Group. Commands applicable to OUs or to individual devices can also be applied to Dynamic Device Groups.

The report layout must include the Client Identifier1 or the MAC address2, respectively. The report type must be a list of Devices or Assets.
For further information on defining Dynamic Device Groups, see Creating Dynamic Device Groups in the Scout Report Generator guide.

Dynamic Device Groups are displayed in the Scout Console in a special window and remain there for re-use until they are deleted. They can be updated any-time with a click.

User rights

When you create Dynamic Device Groups, the user access rights are respected as defined in the administrator management.

By default, executing commands and other functions on a Dynamic Device Group is subject to the object rights configured for the relevant devices and OUs.3 This can result in a function not being executed because at least one device does not have the required object rights. To avoid this, disable the check for the underlying object rights under Security > Manage administrators > DCG rights.