New-SCSMManagementGroupConnection

Creates a connection for a management group.

Syntax

New-SCSMManagementGroupConnection [[-ComputerName] <String[]>] [[-Credential] <PSCredential>] [-PassThru]
 [<CommonParameters>]

Description

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.

Examples

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.

Parameters

-ComputerName

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 (.).

Type:String[]
Required:False
Position:1
Default value:Localhost
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

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.

Type:PSCredential
Required:False
Position:2
Default value:Current user context
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PassThru

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String

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

Outputs

Connection object.

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