Hi All,

Just staring with KACE and have a package to deploy and test. I want to limit it to a set of test computer but just for right now. Once we know it works, I'll be pushing to an entire group.

So my question is simple... (at least I hope)

Say I have a Label called ("London Office") and I add this group in the "Limit Deployment To Labels"... However becuase I don't want to hit the entire office, I also add 5 specific machines to the "Limit Deployment To Listed Machines" section.

My guess is that the restrictions are combined (e.g. Push to "London Office Only" AND "Computer Name = ....")

What I'm worried about, is instead it's an "OR" and I'll end up pushing it to the entire London Office PLUS the specific computer names.


Thanks for any info.
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You suspicion is correct- All targeted labels AND all individually selected machines are targeted. Thost lists suppliment eachother, not override one another. Start with a test group; push to that, if all goes well add your London Office or whatever you want.
Rule of thumb- if you can see a machine on the list, so can K1000, so that's it's target.
Answered 09/17/2011 by: cblake
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It's an "OR" type boolean match. In your example, the "AND" would be redundant anyway. If you've specified 5 machines, it shouldn't matter if they're in the "London Office" label if you already know those 5 machines are there.

If you want to grab 5 machines out of the London Office label, you'll have to create a new label - either by manually adding 5 systems to it or by using some type of automated search (i.e. filter) to the new label.
Answered 09/19/2011 by: airwolf
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Thanks for the response guys.. hate to sound stupid but I still don't know what the clear answer is. With cblake saying AND, and airwolf saying OR :o

So to dumb it down for me, lets go with a straight forward example:

Let's say I have 6 machines... ALL are part of the London Office Label becuase it's all the same subnet

PC1
PC2
PC3
PCa
PCb
PCc


If I put the London Office label under the "Limit Deployment To Labels" restrictions, AND I place "PC1, PC2, PC3" under the "Limit Deployment To Listed Machines" restrictions... what machines would end up with my KACE deployment?
Answered 09/20/2011 by: blennon
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In your scenario, all 6 systems would get the deployment. However, you could leave PC1, PC2 and PC3 out of the "Limit Deployment to Listed Machines" field and they'd still get the deployment because they are part of the London Office label.

The boolean operator you can imagine between the label and listed machine fields is "OR". If anything is part of a specified label OR it is in the "Limit Deployment to Listed Machines" field, it will receive the deployment. Obviously, if something exists in both it will receive the deployment.
Answered 09/20/2011 by: airwolf
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Perfect, clear answer... unfortunately not the one I was hoping for.

I only say this because my hope was to "officially" create the package, but use that Machine Restriction to limit the "TEST" push. In real life, I need to push to about a dozen labels... so I wanted to add all dozen (as to not have to worry about it later) and then temporarily limit restrict the push to just about 5 machines for testing.

This would allow me to create the package, but then allow someone else later the ability to just remove the machines and go live, without them having to know all the Labels.

Thanks for taking the time.... that could have been messy :)
Answered 09/20/2011 by: blennon
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