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Define a Scope Using Operations Manager Groups


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

The scope of a user role determines which objects that user role can view and perform actions on in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager. A scope is comprised of one or more Operations Manager groups and is defined when creating a user role as part of the Create User Role Wizard. The Group Scope page of the Create User Role Wizard provides a list of all existing Operations Manager groups. You can choose all or some of these groups as the scope of the user role you are creating.

Groups, like other Operations Manager objects, are defined in management packs. In Operations Manager, groups are logical collections of objects, such as Windows-based computers, hard disks, or instances of Microsoft SQL Server. Several groups are created by the management packs that are imported automatically during an Operations Manager installation. If these groups do not contain the monitored objects you need for a scope, you can create a group that does. To do this, you must exit the Create User Role Wizard, switch to the Monitoring workspace and use the Create Group Wizard to create a group that better suits your needs.