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SCCM User & User Group Collections - Best practices and hierarchy suggestions


You see it all the time regarding device collections in SCCM... how to setup a best practice hierarchy of collections, not to use the All Systems as your sole limiting collection and so on and so forth. But what about the User and User Group side? I set out to discover a best practice for this "other side of the road" and have amazingly come up with very little to back what will be my suggestion to my client of how to reconfigure their entire collection hierarchy. With roughly 1800 incremental collections, any suggestions will be a huge help!

But I am now truly intrigued by what would be the best practice, not just by theory, but by way of real world experience examples. Does anyone have something they could contribute here to help me (and others i assume) out?

Shooting from my proverbial hip, I had come to conclusion that aligning the methodology of the device collection data i have mined would be my best solution:

  1. Initial tier – composed of built-in collections
    • All Users/All User Groups/All Users & User Groups
  2. Second tier (3-5 collections +/-) – composed of broad groupings and incremental updates enabled
    • Collections would branch off to provide the buffer/distance between
    • ?Best practice? Span off only “all users” or “all user groups” leaving only these 2 to limiting off “All Users and User Groups”??
  3. Third tier (10-???) – composed of more granular to very specific collections and minimal use of incremental collections
    • This would include software installs/uninstalls
    • This would comprise the vast majority
  4. Fourth tier (minimal) – composed of one offs

So, I open the floor and can honestly say I am looking forward to some WELL BACKED OPINIONS! Oh and thank you in advance!!

i hadn't received any feedback on TechNet so I thought "The Noob" might have the magic!

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