1.2 Creating Registration Keys and Rules

You can manually add devices to folders and groups, but this can be a burdensome task if you have a large number of devices or if you are consistently registering new devices. The best way to manage a large number of devices is to have them automatically added to the correct folders and groups when they register. To accomplish this, you can use registration keys, registration rules, or both.

Both registration keys and registration rules let you assign a name, folder, and group memberships to a device. However, there are differences between keys and rules that you should be aware of before choosing whether you want to use one or both methods for registration.

To create registration keys or rules:

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

  2. To create a new registration key, in the Registration Keys section, click New > Registration to start the Create New Registration Key Wizard.


    To create a new registration rule, in the Default Registration Rules section, click New to start the Create New Default Rule Wizard.

  3. Follow the prompts to create the key or rule. For information about what you need to supply at each step of the wizard, click the Help Question Mark icon.

For more detailed information about registering devices, see Section III, Device Registration.