Creates a connection for a management group.


   [[-ComputerName] <String[]>]
   [[-Credential] <PSCredential>]


The New-SCSMManagementGroupConnection cmdlet creates a connection for a management group. The last connection that is created with the New-SCSMManagementGroupConnection cmdlet becomes the active connection that is used by the Get cmdlets when no ComputerName or SCSession parameter is specified. You can use the Set-SCManagementGroupConnection cmdlet to set a different active connection. If a connection already exists, this cmdlet does not create a new connection.


Example 1: Create a management group connection

PS C:\>New-SCSMManagementGroupConnection -ComputerName "localhost" -Credential (Get-Credential CONTOSO\Administrator)
PS C:\>Get-SCManagementGroupConnection
ManagementServerName    ManagementGroupName                 Domain          UserName             IsActive
--------------------    -------------------                 ------          --------             --------
localhost               MyMangementGroup                                                         False
localhost               MyMangementGroup                    CONTOSO         Administrator        True

These commands create a management group connection.

Optional Parameters


Specifies a computer with which to establish a connection. The computer must be running the System Center Data Access service. The default value is the computer for the current management group connection.

Valid formats include a NetBIOS name, an IP address, or a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). To specify the local computer, type the computer name, "localhost", or a dot (.).

Default value:Localhost
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies a user account under which the management group connection will run. The account must have access to the server that is specified in the ComputerName parameter, if the server is specified. The default value is the current user.

You can enter a PSCredential object that is returned by the Get-Credential cmdlet.

Default value:Current user context
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies the output object that represents the new session. This output object can be passed to other cmdlets.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False



You can pipe a computer name to the ComputerName parameter of the New-SCSMManagementGroupConnection cmdlet.


Connection object.

This cmdlet can generate a connection object when it is used with the PassThru parameter.