Manual groups and clientsettings.cfg

(imported topic written by lmchavez91)

Hi, we have a customer that wants to automate their patching process. They are asking if there is anyway to have a property set in the clientsettings.cfg file, then have that server automatically assigned to a manual group when it registers to the BES server. My first response was no, but you can creat an automatic group that will include the server based on the properties you set. They do not want to do this; they want to have manual groups as they feels this gives them better control. Hence my question above… thank you.

(imported comment written by BenKus)

You can do something like this:

  • Create a manual group “”
  • Edit the group and choose the second option for group membership to be “determined by client settings …”
  • Add to the client settings “_Group_0”=“true”


(imported comment written by lmchavez91)

Great, thanks very much Ben!