So I had a request from a customer to help create a group of Logical disks of all windows servers except SQL servers. Stinks that you are unable to do this through the console but with the help of Jimmy’s blog –
So going off of Jimmy’s blog I figured I would try to create it with different parameters.
Which gives me all C: drives….I want all EXCEPT SQL and the exclude does nothing at all (in this situation).
Soooo with help from Jimmy’s bIog and the man himself, I went ahead and modified the XML directly as the console will not allow you to make changes this in-depth. So the XML now “says” to get all C: Logical Disks except on servers that had the SQL role.
Once that was saved and reimported, you can see that I only have 2 machines where before I had 4. I was able to remove all SQL Servers.
Here is what the properties of the group look like. you will notice that the create/edit is disabled. from now on you will need to go into the xml to make your changes.
Hope this helps when doing custom groups!
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