15.4 Organizing Devices into Dynamic Mobile Device Groups

Using ZENworks Control Center, you can manage devices by performing tasks directly on individual device objects. However, to optimize management of a large number of devices, ZENworks lets you organize devices into dynamic groups; you can then perform tasks on these groups to manage its devices. With a dynamic group, you define criteria that a device must meet to be a member of the group, and then devices that meet the criteria are automatically added.

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Devices tab.

  2. Click the Mobile Devices folder.

  3. Click New > Dynamic Mobile Device Group to launch the Create New Group Wizard.

  4. On the Basic Information page, type a name for the new group in the Group Name field, then click Next.

  5. On the Define Filter for Group Members page, select the group on which the filters are to be applied and then define the criteria that a device must meet to become a member of the group, then click Next.

    For example: you can add a filter to specify that the mobile device platform should be Android and you can add another filter to specify the owner of the Android device.

  6. On the Summary page, click Finish to create the group.

ZCC automatically refreshes the group members based on the settings configured in Configuration > Device Management > Dynamic Group Refresh Schedule. However, you can manually update the dynamic group by selecting the group and navigating to Group > Actions > Update Group Membership.