Scripting Question

Exclusion group in K1000

03/17/2015 2467 views

I need to exclude 200 machines from patching on my k1000. I have already created a smart label to exclude those computers. The question I have is there a way to add all 200 machines to the label at once without having to individiually search for each one and maually add the label to it? Thank you.

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  • based on what is the exclusion. os, ip, name or anything else?
  • I ended up adding the computers one by one to the label. Thank you for the help.

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If you are talking about adding the smart label to the patching label, you do it this way.  Our label of the excluded machines is called "exclude list"  so for the Edison site patch label we use.

If you are talking adding them to the exclude label.  What do the 200 machines have in common the others do not and target that.

Answered 03/17/2015 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I am talking about adding them to the exclude label. They unfortunately there is no one common denominator that I can target. The machine are listed under many different LDAP labels and the naming convention we use for each machine is also different. Thank you for the help.
    • You can build a smart label that is layered to get you closer to the exclusion list you're wanting. The only 100% way to get exactly what you want in this case is to manually make a label and add the machines one by one.
In the short term, you will probably have to create a manual label and add them.  Long term, I would suggest adding something unique to a system image to denote "server" or the like.  This can be a text file, a registry key, etc.
Answered 03/23/2015 by: jknox
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