How to Create a Collection

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 primary means of defining the recipients of Configuration Manager 2007 packages is to use collections—groups of Configuration Manager resources. Although a number of collections are already defined within Configuration Manager 2007, it is often useful to create additional collections based on the needs of your own organization.

Collection names must be unique, as multiple collections with the same name are not allowed.


You must have Create permissions for the Collection security object type to create a new collection. For more information about security permissions, see Classes and Instances for Object Security in Configuration Manager.

To create a collection

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management.

  2. Right-click Collections, and then click NewCollection.

  3. Use the New Collection Wizard to create a collection to fit your needs, specifying general information, membership rules, an update schedule, and other information for the new collection.

    For additional information about this wizard, see New Collection Wizard.

See Also


About Collections
About Resources

Other Resources

How to Manage Collections

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