You can assign your clients to their groups before you install the client software. If you perform this task first, you can assign security policies to the client separately from the installation. In this case, the client does not receive the security policies from the group that is specified in the client installation package. Instead, the client is assigned to the group that you specified before installation.
You add the client based on a user name or a computer name. You cannot add the client to more than one group.
Make sure that the management server does not block new clients from being added to a group.
To assign clients to groups before you install the client software
In the console, click Clients.
On the Clients page, under Clients, locate the group to which you want to add a client.
On the Clients tab, under Tasks, do one of the following actions:
For user mode, click Add User Account. Enter the user name. If the user is part of a Windows Domain, type the domain name. If the user is part of a workgroup, click Log on local computer.
For computer mode, click Add Computer Account. Type the computer name and then type the Windows Domain name or type Workgroup.