1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 14, 2012 3:20 PM by SolarWinds Community Team

    Management Groups

    SolarWinds Community Team


      I was wondering if there is more information on Scope Management (Advanced Users only).


      Currently we have 2 primary sites for SCCM. We only manage one site but our license count is exceeding the limit due to it counting all computers from both Sites in SCCM.

      Our Management Groups currently include our SCCM server and no AD Configuration within the Managed Scope assignment. (This was configured with the Wizard).

      I would like to manage PC's in specific OU's, would the Advanced Scope Management configuration tab allow me to do this?

        • Re: Management Groups
          SolarWinds Community Team


          Greetings Steve.

          I'm happy to help you with any questions concerning Scope Management. Generally Scope Management is not a factor unless additional Application Servers have been implemented, and those scopes are only needed on a secondary application server (not already defined on the primary). Common instances of this scenario occur where orgUnits or Computer need to be specially managed at the secondary app server.

          In the case where you are exceeding your licensing limits, more often than not this is traceable to one or more WMI-based tasks that are being targeted to a larger group of systems than is necessary. However, in order to target a task to an orgUnit, first the Domain containing the orgUnit must be defined as a managed object in an existing management group. If you do not have a defined DOMAIN in your management group, then the key will be finding which tasks are contributing and how they are being targeted.

          Given that a ConfigMgr AD Discovery task will populate many collections with all domain computer objects found, it's quite possible that a task has been targeted to a ConfigMgr collection -- such as All Systems -- and this is accounting for the excess number of systems in your counts. If the intent is to manage PCs only in specific orgUnits, but you do not have a defined Domain, then this would involve defining custom ConfigMgr Collections which contain only those desired PCs.

          Alternatively, you will need to add the DOMAIN to the management group, and then you will be able to target tasks to a specific orgUnit.

          For assistance in reducing your counts, reviewing your Task History, removing Scheduled Tasks that may be contributing, or configuring your management group, please use the SolarWinds Customer Portal to submit a technical support ticket.