We recommend that you automate the allocation of devices to administration groups through device moving rules. A device moving rule consists of three main parts: a name, an execution condition (logical expression with the device attributes), and a target administration group. A rule moves a device to the target administration group if the device attributes meet the rule execution condition.
All device moving rules have priorities. The Administration Server checks the device attributes as to whether they meet the execution condition of each rule, in ascending order of priority. If the device attributes meet the execution condition of a rule, the device is moved to the target group, so the rule processing is complete for this device. If the device attributes meet the conditions of multiple rules, the device is moved to the target group of the rule with the highest priority (that is, has the highest rank in the list of rules).
Device moving rules can be created implicitly. For example, in the properties of an installation package or a remote installation task, you can specify the administration group to which the device must be moved after Network Agent is installed on it. Also, device moving rules can be created explicitly by the administrator of Kaspersky Security Center, in the list of moving rules. The list is located in Administration Console, in the properties of the Unassigned devices group.
By default, a device moving rule is intended for one-time initial allocation of devices to administration groups. The rule moves devices from the Unassigned devices group only once. If a device once was moved by this rule, the rule will never move it again, even if you return the device to the Unassigned devices group manually. This is the recommended way of applying moving rules.
You can move devices that have already been allocated to some of the administration groups. To do this, in the properties of a rule, clear the Move only devices that do not belong to an administration group check box.
Applying moving rules to devices that have already been allocated to some of the administration groups, significantly increases the load on the Administration Server.
You can create a moving rule that would affect a single device repeatedly.
We strongly recommend that you avoid moving a single device from one group to another repeatedly (for example, in order to apply a special policy to that device, run a special group task, or update the device through a specific distribution point).
Such scenarios are not supported, because they increase the load on Administration Server and network traffic to an extreme degree. These scenarios also conflict with the operating principles of Kaspersky Security Center (particularly in the area of access rights, events, and reports). Another solution must be found, for example, through the use of policy profiles, tasks for device selections, assignment of Network Agents according to the standard scenario, and so on.