A management group is a logical collection of domains, workgroups, and WSUS servers. Each management group resides on its own Patch Manager Management role server, and the inventory information for each management group has its own database.
When you install the Patch Manager Primary Application Server (PAS) with the Management Server, Patch Manager automatically creates a management group at Patch Manager System Configuration > Management Groups called Managed Enterprise.
You can have more than one management group defined in Patch Manager, or just use the management group created during the initial installation.
Deploy multiple management groups if you want to:
- Keep information stored in your database for two company segments
- Maintain a separate database for a testing environment
During the configuration, use the Managed Resource Enterprise Configuration wizard to select the resources you want to manage. You can: