Trying to understand what Labels are used for
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I would advice you to read the admin guide friend.
It is an easy to read , yet very comprehensive guide
to using the K1000.
Bus still here is a snippet from the guide about labels......
Labels are containers that enable you to organize andcategorize items, such as devices, so that you can manage them as a group.For example, you can use labels to identify devices thathave the same operating system or that are in the same geographic location. You can then initiate actions, such asdistributing software or deploying patches, on all of the devices with that label. Labels can either be manuallyassigned to specific items or automatically assigned to items when they are associated with criteria, such as SQL orLDAP queries. You can add labels from the Labels section as well asfrom other sections of the Administrator Console where labels are used, such as the Devices page.
The following labels are available:
• Labels: Labels that areapplied manually and used to organize users, devices, software, Managed Installations, and more. See Managing manual labels.
• Smart Labels: Labels thatare applied and removed automatically based on criteria you specify. For example, to track laptops in a specific office, you coulduse a label called “San Francisco Office,” and add a Smart Label based on the IP address range or subnet fordevices located in the San Francisco office.
Whenever a device that falls within the IP address range isinventoried, the Smart Label “San Francisco” is automatically applied. When the device leaves the IP addressrange, and is inventoried again, the label is automatically removed. See Managing Smart Labels.
• LDAP Labels: Labels thatare applied to and removed from users and devices automatically based on
LDAP or Active Directory® queries. See Managing LDAP Labels.