Using Collection Variables on collections and sub-collections #sysctr #sccm


Using Configuration Manager collection variables be aware these variables set on parent collections aren’t inherented by sub-collections.

Based on a scenario of multiple Divisions and underlaying Departmental collections structure workstations are deployed by Configuration Manager OS-Deployment. Two variables will be used to automatic determine the OU path. Workstations will be joined to Active Directory (AD) and dynamicaly placed in the correct Organizational Unit (OU).

LDAP://OU=WORKSTATION,OU=%DEP%,OU=%DIV%,DC=CONTOSO,DC=COM

Collection variables can be configured two ways: 

  1. Both Division and Department variables are configured on a single collection where the clients are member off.
  2. Division variable to parent collection and Department variable on sub-collection. Clients should be member of both collections.

Both Division and Department variables are configured on a single collection where the clients are member off.  Division variable to parent collection and Department variable on sub-collection. Clients should be member of both collections.

Use the Collection Variables tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 Collection Name Settings dialog box to define custom task sequence variables and their associated values to be used by the resources in this collection. For more information about task sequence variables use the following link: About Task Sequence Variables

Tip for SCCM 2012 Product Team feature request enabling collection variable equals advertisement applies to sub collections!

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