@Junkhacker I’ve been meaning to respond to Junkhacker’s post for… about 13 days now.
I agree this would be a very useful function. Along the same lines as Wayne pointed out. If we could twist the groups a bit to make the settings persistent. In the Host detail record, have a template (or group) field. To where you can link the host to a template record. Beyond that something could be setup like how some of the front ends for nagios works. In these there is a template list, and then when a template is selected the data fields update to the template settings. If you want to override a template setting you just uncheck the inheritance check box and enter a device specific setting. (I’d include a picture, but I have no clue how this editor handles picture imports)
That is a nice to have feature, but having a persistent group template would help out. In my case based on different image types I have workstations going into different OUs. This is also the case where I have the same image that is deployed at different sites. These sites have their own computers OU. Right now I have to image the computers to a transfer OU and then manually move them into the right container. I could do this on the windows/unattend.xml file if I could get fog variables into the FOS deployment environment (different feature request).
I’m a bit confused on comment of Tom S, his post implies there is some level of group persistence. If this is the case, why can’t we see the persistent settings when we review the group. Or are only bits of the group properties persistent?