Adding and Deleting Groups and Machines

The Administrative Image Option Editor lets you specify different installation configurations for groups of machines and for individual machines.

For example, you might want to configure several machines to use a particular subset of the product components available in the image while another group might use a different subset of product components. Even though you are using one administrative image, the Option Editor group settings enable you to install different product subsets to different groups of machines.

To add a group:

  1. Right-click Global Settings and then click Add Group.
  2. Enter the group name.

To add machines:

  1. Right-click an existing group or Global Settings and then click Add Machine.
    If you right-click an existing group, machines are added to that group. Otherwise, they are added at the top level.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select By Machine Name and enter one or more machine names. Multiple machines can be separated by a line break, space, tab, comma, period, colon, or semi-colon. You can copy and paste a list of machine names from an external file. Machine names cannot include domain qualifiers. For example, is invalid.
    • Select By IP Address and enter the IP address of a machine.
    • Select By IP Address Range and enter the starting IP address and the ending IP address of the range.
    • Click Add Multiple Machines to select machines from the network.

To move an existing machine to a group:

Drag the machine onto the group.

To move a machine out of a group:

Drag the machine onto Global Settings or onto a different group.

To delete a group or machine:

Right-click the group or machine and then click Delete Group or Delete Machine.

If you delete a group, all machines within that group are deleted.

To delete all groups and machines:

Right-click Global Settings and then click Delete All.