Create collections based on boundary group
With more and more AD admins being directed to "flatten" their sites and services, the ability to create query collections based on an AD site has become moot since boundaries are now having to be manually created by subnet or range. When a new subnet comes online or is taken off, not only does it have to be changed as a boundary and to subsequent groups but now any collections needing that range must also be updated. I'd rather one change to a group dynamically change all other collections tied to the group.
You can get all devices in a boundarygroup, using the wmi class SMS_CombinedDeviceResources
Try to build your collection with following query
left join SMS_CombinedDeviceResources on SMS_CombinedDeviceResources.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId
(replace BGNAME with actual boundarygroup name :) )
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I would also like to see a TS variable for boundary group as well
Mpho Msindo commented
This will really help since we are looking at reducing our Secondary Sites. Part of the reason we are still installing Secondary Sites is that we can create collections based on the Site Code.
I think this is very good idea but it seems below collection queries work too.
Michael Schultz commented
I am also looking for this. I would love ot be able to create collections based off both boundaries and boundary groups
Peter Laycock commented
+1. Ran into this scenario today.