How can I pre-tag devices into specific groups?

Metadefender Endpoint Management provides a mechanism for pre-tagging devices according to any arbitrary string. The functionality is intended for grouping and filtering devices that are not otherwise identifiable by hostname or other characteristic.

To put a device into a group:

  1. Add a group name to enrollment process: when a device enrolls with a group name, Metadefender Endpoint Management would automatically create a group and place the device into that group.

For installed Windows and OSX version:

The group name must be appended to the installer file name. For example if the managed device installer for Windows for an account is named OPSWAT_GEARS_Client_3445-d212055151e00f8b6ecd3dfb73032391-0.msi the installer would be renamed to OPSWAT_GEARS_Client_3445-d212055151e00f8b6ecd3dfb73032391-0-SanFranciscoOffice.msi to put devices to group “SanFranciscoOffice”

 

For Android and iOS:

The group name should be entered when a device enrolls to an account

Or add it to the deeplink: gears://regcode/4X7GZ7SN/SanFranciscoOffice

Metadefender Endpoint Management is able to inject a group name to installer filename and deeplinks on Download devices page. To get that benefit, you need to enter a group name when you visit the Download page

 

2.    Manually edit the device’s nickname with a group name

 

Where do I see a device's group?

After enrolling a Metadefender Endpoint with a group name, the nickname of the endpoint will be constructed as 'hostname'+"-"+'group name' automatically. This nickname field is searchable on the cloud console as well as API. 

 

On the cloud console, go to your device list and search for the group name

Notes: Pre-tag feature is not applicable for dissolvable and Linux agents.

With API, calling GET https://gears.opswat.com/o/api/v2.1/devices/search?q=SanFranciscoOffice&in=name&access_token=accesstoken would return devices with group name of 'SanFranciscoOffice'. Note that this API is only applicable to Windows and OSX devices.

 

 

This article applies to Metadefender Endpoint Management product.
This article was last updated on 2016-11-21.
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