Using nested target groups

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Peggy B., Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Peggy B.

    Peggy B. Guest

    Because of the size of my network (150,000 clients) I use GPO's to configure
    clients for their respective target groups spread across 10+ servers.

    Because I use GPO's, does this mean I cannot take advantage of the nested
    groups option?
    Peggy B., Feb 12, 2008
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  2. I haven't tried this, but I believe it works. You simply specify the name of
    the group, ignoring the fact that it is nested.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Feb 12, 2008
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  3. This is correct. I've used nested groups even in very small environments
    (half a dozen servers, three desktops, in a development network). All the
    policy needs is the name of the group, the nesting is purely a function of
    the server organization and presentation.

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    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Feb 13, 2008
  4. Peggy B.

    Peggy B. Guest

    Then I don't understand the benefit of them being nested. You still have to
    go to the update, go to the group, right click to do the approval- which are
    the same steps if the groups were parallel.

    Peggy B., Feb 13, 2008
  5. If you approve an update in a parent group the approval will be inherited by the
    child groups. I'm not sure what you're asking exactly?

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Feb 13, 2008
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