Create Collection based on Machine variables query
It would be nice to be able to create a collection based on non-encrypted machine variables. In my company we don’t have a good way to distinguish between customer service rep machines and back office people in the same office location without our CMDB data. Separating them in Active Directory OU structure is not the greatest idea. If we want to do something like this we have to use a script to create direct membership collections that contains thousands of machines.
Currently the only way to integrate 3rd party data would be a new HW scan of a client WMI class or a custom DDR. Custom DDR's are risky and depending on your HW Inv scan time, it may take several days for something to update. Allowing machine variables to be used in Collection queries would open a new way that would make it much easier for creating dynamic collections based on 3rd party data after its injected via PowerShell cmdlets for machine variables.