Create a group

If you use role-based administration, you must have the Computer search, protection and groups right to perform this task. For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

To create a new group for computers:

  1. In the Endpoints view, in the Groups pane (on the left-hand side of the console), select where you want to create the group.
    Click the computer name at the top if you want to create a new top-level group. Click an existing group if you want to create a subgroup.
  2. On the toolbar, click the Create group icon.
    A “New Group” is added to the list, with its name highlighted.
  3. Type a name for the group.
Updating, anti-virus and HIPS, application control, firewall, patch, data control, device control, tamper protection, and web control policies are applied to the new group automatically. You can edit these policies, or apply different policies. See Edit a policy or Assign a policy to a group.
Note: If the new group is a subgroup, it initially uses the same settings as the group it is within.