I was going to try to do that or better develop the Snapin management.
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RE: Host Management
One host would have a Default Group. and Sub Groups.
Currently it appears that snapins are are referred to by a Snapin ID. So it would only pickup one snapin once, and show what groups it inherited from.
It could even work like the permissions of a Mumble Server(an open source VoIP)
It could work in a structure like this.
[INDENT=1]|_Presentation Computers Sub Group[/INDENT]
machines would inherit [S]upward[/S] downward like so.
Under Snapin, And Printer management for a Host,
Include inheritance for them such that it would read?
Here is an example with Printers
Default | Printer Alias | Printer Type | Inherited | Remove
x | Foo Printer | Local | BarGroup | X Delete
_ | Derp Printer | Local | This_host, BarGroup | X Delete
Printer Script Option
Sometime there are features on a printer you want to turn off, Such as Bidirectional printing.
It would be nice for an Advanced Tab on the Printer Objects that allowed users to write custom batch/cmd files that would run after install.
I know it is difficult to add features for every case that is why having a built in script option that would run after would be nice.
Example, I use HP1022n printers in my environment, and they just do not like Bidirectional printing on. or else it will just print endless copies of the document until that feature is turned off.
(I plan on removing these damn printers as they are nearing the end of their useful life, but still would be a nice feature)
It would also be a cool idea to add Snapins to link to printer installs. Could give the ability to add scanning software to the printers as they are added.
Back in the day, I used to use a software that would take snapshots for before and after an install had taken place, It would compare the changes, then create an executable that would allow those changes to be made on another machine(s).
Does any one know if a tool that still does this?