Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Device Group Permissions

Device Group Permissions Portal

Question: Can I add a user group to the OmeSiteAdministrators role?

Answer: Yes, you can add a user group to the OmeSiteAdministrators role.

Question: Can I add an OmeAdministrator to the OmeSiteAdministrators role?

Answer: Yes, you can add an OmeAdministrator to the OmeSiteAdministrators role. The user will have all the rights of the OmeAdministrator. However, to effectively manage device group permissions, it is recommended that a member of the OmeSiteAdministrators role is removed from the OmeAdministrators and OmePowerUsers roles.

Question: Can I add a user who has not logged on to OpenManage Essentials to the OmeSiteAdministrators role?

Answer: Yes, you can use the Edit Members of OmeSiteAdministrators wizard to add a user who has not logged on to OpenManage Essentials to the OmeSiteAdministrators role.

Question: What happens if a OmePowerUser is added to the OmeSiteAdministrators role?

Answer: Roles and permissions are additive. The user will not have all of (but retain some of) the restrictions of a OmeSiteAdministrator. The user will be able to perform edit actions that the OmeSiteAdministrator was not able to perform. Target security cannot be guaranteed for this type of user (they can edit device groups assigned to them).

Question: Can I promote an OmeSiteAdministrator to an OmeAdministrator?

Answer: Yes, the user will have all rights and will be able to target all devices. It is suggested, but not required, to remove the user from the OmeSiteAdministrators role before adding the user to the OmeAdministrators role.

Question: How do I add a current OmeAdministrator to the OmeSiteAdministrators role?

Answer:
  1. Remove the user from the OmeAdministrators Windows user group.
  2. In the Device Group Permissions portal, use the Edit Members of OmeSiteAdministrators option to select and add the user to the OmeSiteAdministrators role.
  3. When the user logs in again, the user will be an OmeSiteAdministrator.

Question: A user is removed from the OmeAdministrators role and then added to the OmeSiteAdministrators role. What happens to the tasks that were created while the user was an OmeAdministrator?

Answer: The task created when the user was an OmeAdministrator can still be executed on the targets selected at the time of task creation.

Remote and System Update Tasks

Question: What happens to the task target for a remote task if the OmeSiteAdministrators device group permissions change?

Answer: The task targets of a remote task are not affected by changes to device group permissions. Remote tasks that were created earlier may have task targets that the OmeSiteAdministrator is not assigned to.

Question: What must an OmeSiteAdministrator do to edit a task?

Answer: If the OmeSiteAdministrator is the owner of the task, the OmeSiteAdministrator must delete the existing task and create a new task.

Question: Can an OmeSiteAdministrator re-run a task?

Answer: Yes, A task can be re-run if the task was created earlier by the OmeSiteAdministrator.

Question: Can an OmeSiteAdministrator re-run a task after the user name of the OmeSiteAdministrator is changed?

Answer: No, the OmeSiteAdministrator must re-create the tasks if the user name is changed.

Question: Can two OmeSiteAdministrators assigned to the same custom device group, use the tasks created by each other?

Answer: No, the OmeSiteAdministrators can only use the tasks they have created.

Custom Device Groups

Question: Can an OmeSiteAdministrator delete devices in any group?

Answer: Yes, the OmeSiteAdministrator can delete devices in any group, similar to the OmePowerUser or OmeAdministrator.

Question: Can OmeSiteAdministrators edit the device groups they created?

Answer: No, the OmeSiteAdministrators cannot edit device groups or queries.

Question: Can OmeSiteAdministrators delete queries and custom groups?

Answer: Yes, the OmeSiteAdministrators can delete queries and custom groups.

Question: Can OmeSiteAdministrators add devices to a custom device group?

Answer: No, the OmeSiteAdministrators cannot edit a custom device group.

Deployment and Configuration Compliance

Question: Can an OmeSiteAdministrator perform the right-click actions available on device configuration templates in the Deployment and Device Compliance portals?

Answer: Yes, the OmeSiteAdministrator can perform all right-click actions available on device configuration templates in the Deployment and Device Compliance portals.


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