Q. How can I create an Automated Deployment Services (ADS) set?

A. Although you can perform all ADS functions on individual computers, you might want to perform an action on a predefined group--or set--of machines. ADS sets let you create a group of servers (which can include other existing sets, to form a hierarchy), and that group can then be the target of actions or deployments that you want to perform.

To create a set, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) ADS Management snap-in (click Start, Programs, Microsoft ADS, ADS Management).
  2. Select the Sets branch from the window's treeview pane.
  3. Right-click Sets and select New Set from the context menu.
  4. You'll see the New Set dialog box, which the figure at figure shows. Enter a name for the new set and, optionally, a description.
  5. Select from the list of available devices the devices you want to include in the set, then click Add.
  6. Select from the list of available sets the sets you want to include in the new set, then click Add.
  7. When you're finished, click OK.
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