Administrator Workflow: Creating and Modifying Collections

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Fundamental to the package distribution process in Configuration Manager is the creation and use of collections. Collections represent groups of discovered resources within your enterprise and while a set of default collections is provided with a standard Configuration Manager installation, you can create new collections to meet your specific needs. Additionally, with collection-specific settings such as maintenance windows, restart settings, and so on, even the default collections are likely to be modified.

The following flowchart provides a high level visual workflow for the steps for creating and modifying collections, and the links at the end of this document provide detailed information about each process.

Creating and Modifying Collections End-to-End Workflow

Create Modify Collections Workflow

See Also

Tasks

How to Create a Collection
How to Create a Subcollection
How to Modify a Collection
How to Set a Maintenance Window

Concepts

About Collections
About Collection Membership
About Maintenance Windows
About Subcollections
About Resources

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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