There are multiple ways to change the Group after the agent has been deployed, either via the PreferencePane on the computer, through the command line (Terminal), or by deploying a Group-Specific pkg.
The client group can also be change via the Dashboard: Override the Client Group via the Server Interface
Using the PreferencePane on the computer
- Open System Preferences
- Open the monitoring client PreferencePane*
- Click the "Operation" tab.
- Change the name in the "Group" field.
NOTE: Entering the name of a Client Group that doesn't exist will create a new Client Group on the server.
The change will be reflected on the server during the agent's next check in.
Using the Command Line / Terminal
The following command will adjust the Client Group value when used with administrator privileges.
defaults write /Library/MonitoringClient/ClientSettings ClientGroup -string "New_Group_Name"
This is also suitable for use with Apple Remote Desktop, a script in Casper, a saved command in your Bomgar Rep Console, etc.
Deploying a Group-Specific pkg
The bundle version of our Monitoring Client installer contains a ClientGroup.txt file. During installation or reinstallation, the contents of the first line of this file are used to set the desired Client Group name. See this article for more info.