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 can configure several machines to use a subset of the product components available in the image while another group might use a different subset of 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. You can move settings between groups and edit groups of machines.

You can also divide groups of machines into subgroups. The subgroups inherit settings from the parent group, but you can change individual settings for each subgroup.

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 a machine name.
    • 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 enter the machine names. You can separate machine names by a line break, space, tab, comma, period, colon, or semicolon. You can also copy and paste a list of machine names from a delimited file, such as an *.xls or *.cvs file into the dialog box.
    A machine name cannot include a domain qualifier. For example, is invalid.

To move an existing machine to a group or subgroup:

Drag the machine onto the group or subgroup.

To move a machine out of a group or subgroup:

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

To delete a group, subgroup, or machine:

Right-click the group, subgroup, 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.