Move Computers from One Group to Another

Applies To: WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, WatchGuard EPP

Groups contain computers manually assigned by the administrator. You can create groups within groups, and you can manually move computers from one group to another. A computer can only belong to a single group.

Computers that belong to an Active Directory group can be moved to a group that you create in WatchGuard Endpoint Security. For more information, see Move Active Directory Groups.

Move Groups of Computers

You can move multiple computers from one group to another.

To move multiple computers:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Computers.
  2. From the left pane, select My Organization.
  3. To list all managed computers, from the left pane, select the All group.
  4. To locate a specific group of computers you want to move, use the search box.
  5. In the list of computers, select the check boxes next to the computers you want to move.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Computers, Move to toolbar option

  1. In the toolbar, click Move to.
    The Move to dialog box opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Move to dialog box

  1. Select the target group you want to move the computers to.
  2. Click Move.
    The computers move to the selected group.

Move a Single Computer

You can move a single computer from one group to another.

To move a single computer to a group:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Computers.
  2. From the left pane, select My Organization.
  3. In the list of computers, select the computer you want to move.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Computers list, select computer

  1. On the Details tab, find the Group property.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Computer details tab

  1. Click Change.
    The Move to dialog box opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Move to dialog box

  1. Select the target group to move the computer to.
  2. Click Move.

Move Active Directory Groups

A computer that belongs to an Active Directory group is synchronized with your Active Directory server and cannot be moved to another Active Directory group through WatchGuard Endpoint Security. To do this, you must move the computer in Active Directory and then wait up to one hour for WatchGuard Endpoint Security to synchronize the change.

If you move a computer from an Active Directory group to a WatchGuard Endpoint Security group, any changes made to the company’s Active Directory groups will not be reflected in WatchGuard Endpoint Security.

Move Computers to an Active Directory Group

You cannot move a computer from a WatchGuard Endpoint Security group to a specific Active Directory group. You can only return a computer to the Active Directory group that it previously belonged to.

To move a computer to an Active Directory group:

  1. Next to the computer you want to move, click the options menu.
  2. Select Move to Active Directory path.
    The Move to dialog box opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Move to dialog box

  1. Click Move.

Return Multiple Computers to their Active Directory Group

To return multiple computers to their original Active Directory group:

  1. Click the options menu next to an Active Directory group.
  2. Select Retrieve All Computers Residing on this Active Directory Branch.
    All computers in the group that you moved to other groups return to their original Active Directory group.

See Also

Manage Groups

Import and Export IP-Based Assignment Rules