Editing OU filter rules

Once you have defined OU filter rules they remain until they are deleted explicitly. You can edit the filter rules in the following ways:

  1. Click Options > Advanced options > Devices.
  2. Under New devices, select the option Assign OU depending on the OU filter.

  3. To open the OU filter dialog, click the button.

  4. In the top section, from the Filter type list, select the required filter option.

  5. Use the following features:

    Option Action Description
    Add Click button User-defined filter:

    The filter criteria of the Filter rule field and the destination OU selected in the OU field are added as a new filter rule to the list.

    Syntax for a filter criterion:
    <String from OU filter text>=<value>

    You can combine two or more filter criteria by using one of the logical operators AND or OR. Use capital letters for the operators.

    For examples, see Setting up an OU filter as user-defined filter.

    Subnet filter:

    The data from the fields Network address, Netmask and OU are added as a new filter rule to the list.

    Delete Click button The selected filter rule is deleted.
    Edit filter rule Select filter rule and press F2 or double-click You can modify the filter rule directly in the list.
    Activate / Deactivate Select/Clear Activated option Deactivated filter rules are not executed.

    Newly added filter rules are active by default.

    Change sequence of processing (user-defined filter) Edit Sequence field Filter rules with low sequence number are processed prior to filter rules with high sequence number.
  6. From the list Non-matching devices will be, select where you want to keep the non-matching devices.

    If you select assigned to the default OU, all non-matching devices and even devices already assigned to other OUs are reassigned to the default OU.

  7. Review all active filter rules thoroughly to avoid unintentional assignments.

  8. Confirm with OK..

All active filter rules are processed in the specified order. On the next restart, the matching devices are assigned to the OUs as defined by the OU filter.