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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene

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Working with multiple Management Groups

When you use the console to deploy a Windows agent, it's configured to report to a single Management Group. The OpsMgr agent however, has the very useful option of being able to report to up to four different management groups – depending on your requirements. This capability is referred to as Multihoming and means that the OpsMgr agent only needs to be installed once on each monitored computer.

When its multihomed, the agent processes rules and configuration information for each Management Group independently ensuring there's no conflict between monitoring environments.

There are a number of different scenarios where you could have more than one Management Group that you want your agents to report to. Here ...

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