Is there a way to create a label that encompasses OSes by class? (workstation vs server) 

It would be handy to be able to quickly assign a script to run against all workstations or servers in the enterprise without having to go in and select each and every version of windows that it applies to. 

So for instance creating a label (smart or manual) that applies to all versions of windows workstations (xp, 7, 8, 8.1) would allow us to create a script and quickly run it against all workstations OR all servers without having to select each and every version of windows that it applies to at that time.  

One handy example is rebooting all of the workstations on the fly without touching the servers. Currently we would have to adjust the script config each time to manually touch each version of windows we wanted it to run on that cycle. If we had a class tag we could choose to run the script, and apply it to the appropriate label whether its workstation or server. 

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The easiest way would be to create smart labels using chassis type = and make one for = dekstop and one for = server

Answered 05/23/2014 by: rockhead44
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unfortunately we use both desktops and laptops. wouldnt chassis type= desktop omit the laptops? 

Answered 05/23/2014 by:
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  • Yes but you could create one for laptops, one for desktops and target both labels
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I typically create a Label for all Servers thusly:

OS Name - Contains - Server  OR  Label Names - = - Other Servers
   Call this "All Servers"

That way it will include anything running a Server OS and you can also supplement this by adding a machine or two that you consider a server (such as one running the keycard system or some such).

Then you can make a label for non Servers  from that (optionally also including a call for the Chassis Type as noted above.)


Answered 05/28/2014 by: MacDude
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