Custom Filters can not be selected in the on the Policy > Apply to > Quick Apply Menu in ITMS 7.6. Affected policies include Software Update policies and Managed Software Delivery policies.
The old applicable method was as follows in previous versions allowing target for Group, Filter or Targets to apply:
The new applicable method in v7.6 is as follows and excludes targeting anything other than the Default Targets:
The product is working as designed, for the 'Apply to' > 'Quick Apply' menu in ITMS 7.6 no longer allows for selecting of Group or Filter and only displays applicable Targets, for there were anomalies found in older versions which allowed underpriviledged users the ability to target entire environments with a Policy via Filters; however, the Targets are scoped to allow users to target only what they have rights to.
The Filter may still be targeted by working through the following on the Policy:
'Apply to' > 'Computers'
Specify the 'exclude computers not in' drop down
Specify the 'Filter' drop down
Specify the 'Custom Filter' name
Click on 'Update results' to list
Click 'OK' to save Target
However the best practices method to target a custom filter in 7.6 is to create a target from the Custom Filter.
Go to the Console > Manage > Computers
Drill down under the 'Filters' segment and isolate the Custom Filter
Highlight the Custom Filter > Right-click > Create Target from Filter
Name the Target with the same name or give it a new name
Click 'OK' to save the Filter as a Target
The 'Quick Apply' will then list the Target with the same or new name of the Custom Filter as created above:
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