Managing local groups
The profiling operation imports system information about the local groups so you can remotely manage them through the mangement console.
A host's properties contains a Groups tab, from which you can manage the local groups.
The topics in this section step you through the local group management tasks you can perform from the Groups view. For a detailed description of these tasks, please refer to the online help.
Adding a local group
You can use the mangement console to remotely add a local group to the host.
Note: This topic instructs you to set up a local group by the name of "localgroup" referred to by other examples in this guide.
To add a local group to the host
- From the All Hosts view, double-click a host name to open its properties.
- Select the Groups tab and click Add Group.
- In the Add New Group dialog, enter localgroup as a local group name in the Group Name box and click Add Group.
- In the Log on to Host dialog, enter your credentials and click OK.
Note: This task requires elevated credentials. Credential information is entered by default from the cache.
The new local group account is added to the system and mangement console.
Searching for groups
Use the Search for groups control to search for a particular group or groups on a host's Groups tab.
To search for groups
- Place your cursor in the Search for groups box and enter one or more characters. As you enter characters into the text box, the mangement console displays the groups whose name matches (contains) the criteria entered.
- To clear the text box and redisplay the original groups list, click the to the right of the search box.
Modifying a local group's properties
Modify the general properties of a local Unix group from the Groups tab of a host's properties.
To modify a local group's properties
- Right-click the group name and choose Properties.
You can also double-click a group from the list to open its properties.
- On the General tab of the group's properties, modify the group information.
- On the Members tab, add or remove users from the local group.
- Click OK.
- On the Log on to Host dialog, enter the user credentials and click OK.
Note: This task requires elevated credentials.