HI Folks 

a bit slow on this one. Trying to find the definitive explanation of what Labels are used for. My basic understanding is that it allows you to group data based on label group. Trying to find some good examples of how they work and how they are used. If there is a good explanation please send it my way. 

Regards Tony 
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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......

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.

Answered 04/24/2018 by: akmagnum
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A label is, well, practically whatever you can make it be. I think the term "label" was used to encourage a broader sense of what they could be used for, but they're roughly analogous to a "Group" in, say, Active Directory. They help you identify similar entities, or ensure that operations only apply to a certain subset of your inventory.

Some practical examples and use cases might help. Here, we use labels to:
  • assign computers to different departments.
  • flag devices as needing special attention.
  • mark patches as being approved for test systems only, or for general rollout to workstations or servers.
  • assign workstations to different patching schedules, so that not every machine on the network is getting patched on the same night. (in addition to Test and Mobile Device groups, we have two "wave" groups - about a third of our workstations get patches the night after release, then the remainder a couple days later, so if a patch turns out to cause unexpected issues at least the damage can be limited).

Smart Labels, in particular, are an especially powerful tool for automatically getting machines into the right policies and patch schedules, or for automatically approving high-priority updates.

Answered 04/25/2018 by: EricAtStauer
White Belt

  • thanks for your help on this one. Using Labels throughout to give real granularity to incident and request tickets.