Assigning a Configuration or Distribution to Users
Once configuration files have been uploaded to MCS, you can create a configuration package and then assign users or groups to the configuration files or packages. Within Configuration Manager, the administrator selects the configuration files or package to be assigned and then selects the configuration recipients from a list of authenticated MCS users.
Once a distribution has been created for a product installation or patch, the administrator can assign users or groups to the distribution. Within Distribution Manager, the administrator selects the distribution to be assigned and then selects the distribution recipients from a list of authenticated MCS users.
The information provided during the creation of a distribution is used to construct a customized user interface the Products & Updates page. From this Web page, users can view their assigned distributions and install, change, or remove products or patches.
|To assign users to a configuration or distribution
- Run MCS.
This procedure assumes that you've already configured MCS. For details, see the Setting Up Centralized Management section.
- In the MCS left pane, point to Products and then click EXTRA! X-treme.
The EXTRA! X-treme tree appears in the MCS left pane, and the list of published configuration packages and files appears in the MCS right pane.
- Choose the manager with which you want to work:
|To assign users to
|Configuration files or packages
||The Configuration Manager opens by default. Click to select the session configuration to which you want to assign users.
||From the EXTRA! X-treme tree, choose Distribution Manager, then click to select the distribution to which you want to assign users.
- Choose the Assign Users button.
This button is located in the row of buttons along the bottom of the window. The Permissions dialog box appears showing the users and groups (if any) already assigned to the configuration or distribution.
- From the Permissions dialog box, choose the Add button.
The Add Users/Groups/Virtual Groups/Organizations dialog box appears showing the users and groups available from the configured directory service.
- From the Directory list, click the user or group that you want to assign to this session, and then click Add.
The name of the user or group remains in the Directory list, and also appears in the Selected Users and Groups field.
- Click OK to close the Add Users/Groups/Virtual Groups/Organizations dialog box.
- Click OK to close the Permissions dialog box.