Collections Overview

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

The Configuration Manager 2007 collections feature provides a set of tools and resources to help you create, update, and otherwise manage resources in your Configuration Manager 2007 site by combining them into logical collections to use while distributing packages, assigning desired configuration management baselines, installing software updates, or accomplishing other Configuration Manager tasks.


For information about using the Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit to script and develop software for this feature, see

Click any link in the following section for overview information about collections in Configuration Manager 2007.

In This Section

  • About Collections
    Provides information about collections themselves, as well as information about the set of predefined collections and the types of collections you can create.
  • About Subcollections
    Provides information about subcollections and creating links between existing collections.
  • About Resources
    Provides information about the objects that are used as resources for collections.
  • About Membership Rules
    Provides information about the different rules you can use to create collections in Configuration Manager 2007.
  • About Maintenance Windows
    Provides information about maintenance windows, an important collection-based administrative feature for managing package distribution.

See Also

Other Resources

Collections in Configuration Manager
Tasks for Collections

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