Orchestrator 2012 R2 – Creating a static Computer Group

In my case, I wanted to perform scheduled reboots on the same group of servers on a recurring basis. One of the ways of storing the names of these servers was through the in-built Computer Groups area, so I will go through creating using that method.

There are many ways of populating a list of servers for your runbook to run against, ie. From an AD Group, a SharePoint list or a text file.

1. Navigate to Computer Groups in the left navigation pane.

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You can create your own folders to store your Computer Groups but that is personal preference.

2. Right-Click the folder you want to store your Computer Group in, and click New > Computer Group

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3. You can then give the group a name and description in the General Tab

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4. In the Contents tab you can add the computers by name. There does not appear to be a need to add Fully Qualified Domain Names. If the Computer does not show up via the search button then you can just type the name in. Click Finish once done.

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5. To use the Computer Group, within the activity that you wish to use it with, right click in the field and select Subscribe > Computer Group and find your Computer Group.

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