Creating a group that excludes members of other groups

Andrew Tabar 171 Reputation points

Is there a way to create a group criteria that says:
Not a member of Groups X, Y or Z?
For example, I have groups of print servers in NA, APAC and EU. I want to create a group of print servers that aren't in any of those groups, so that I can identify them to get them grouped correctly or fix whatever needs to be fixed.

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  1. SChalakov 10,271 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Andrew Tabar ,

    there is a way and it involves either a bit of scripting or some MP authoring. SCOM has some nice PowerShell cmdlets, but when it comes to group editing, there is more to wish. So I would recommend you to go this way:

    OpsMgr: How to create a group of all Windows Computers that are NOT a member of another group

    You can apply the same logic in your case and achive the task.

    I hope I could help you out!


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    Stoyan Chalakov

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  2. Simon Ren-MSFT 30,681 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Per my experience, you can create a group that contains all the print servers based on active directory OU. And then we can create a new group with an expression, which basically states “All Windows Computers that are NOT CONTAINED in the print server group”.

    For more detailed steps, please refer to:
    OpsMgr: How to create a group of all Windows Computers that are NOT a member of another group
    Authoring SCOM groups – from simple to complex

    Hope it helps. Thanks for your time.

    Best regards,

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