Dynamic Groups are in essence custom filters defined in Templates. Computers are filtered on the Agent side, so no extra information needs to be transferred to server. The Agent decides on its own which Dynamic Groups a client belongs to, and only notifies the server about this decision. Dynamic Groups have their rules defined in the Dynamic Group Template.
There are some pre-defined Dynamic Groups available after you have installed ESET Remote Administrator. If you need to, you can create custom Dynamic Groups. There are two way how to do that:
More than one Dynamic Group can be created from one template.
A user can use Dynamic Groups in other parts of ERA. It is possible to assign policies to them or prepare a task for all computers therein.
Dynamic Groups can be under Static Groups or Dynamic Groups. However, the topmost group is always static.
All the Dynamic Groups under a certain Static Group only filter computers of that Static Group no matter how deep they are in the tree. Moreover, for nested Dynamic Groups, a deeper Dynamic Group filters the results of the superior one.
Dynamic Group actions
Navigate to Admin > Groups and select the Dynamic Group you want to manage. Click the Group button or the next to the Dynamic Group name. A popover menu will open with available options:
New Dynamic Group...
This option becomes available if you click a Group in the list on the left. This group will be the default parent group, but you can change the parent group later when you create a new Dynamic Group.
Allows you to edit the selected Group. The same settings apply as when you create a new Group (static or dynamic).
You can select a group and move it as a subgroup of another group.
Removes the selected group completely.
With this option, you can create a new notification.
Use this option to run the On Demand Scan task on the client that reported the threat.
Use this option will run the Modules Update task (triggers an update manually).
•Re-enroll - with this option, you can create new client task.
•Find - if you want to request the GPS coordinates of your mobile device.
•Lock - device will be locked when suspicious activity is detected or the device is marked as missing.
•Unlock - device will be unlocked.
•Siren - triggers a loud siren remotely, the siren will start even if your device is set to mute.
•Wipe - all data stored in your device will be permanently erased.
Use this option to select client tasks to be executed on devices in this group.
This option immediately triggers an existing task, that you select from a list of available tasks. The trigger is not available for this task, because it will be executed immediately.
Last used tasks
List of last used client tasks for all groups and computers.
Manage Policies... - Assign a policy for the selected group.
Use the Apply sooner and Apply later options to change priorities of Dynamic Groups according your needs.