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Which Group Should I Join?

Created: 19 Oct 2012 • Updated: 29 Oct 2012
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If you're new to Symantec Sponsored groups, the first thing you're probably thinking is "what is a sponsored group?" Fortunately, we have an entire article dedicated to explaining what sponsored groups are, and how you can join and contribute:

www.symantec.com/connect/articles/what-sponsored-group

The point of this article is to tell you a little bit about each sponsored group so that you know which group(s) meet your needs. Remember, you can join and contribute to multiple groups if you have varied interests.

Group Name Short Description URL
Deployment and Imaging

The goal of this group is to help system administrators fully utilize deployment and imaging capabilities found in Deployment Solution and Symantec Ghost. A team of Symantec deployment and imaging experts will monitor content posted to this group and highlight the most useful information so it's easy to find. This team will also post content such as how to videos and sample tasks to make getting the most out of Deployment Solution and Symantec Ghost easier than ever. Members of this group will have access to configuration guidelines and best practices, valuable how to videos, and sample jobs and tasks that can be quickly leveraged to help you get the most out of Symantec's deployment and imaging technologies. This group includes Deployment, Ghost, Task Server, and PCT.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/deployment-and-imaging

Discovery and Inventory

This group is designed to help system administrators utilize the Network Discovery, Inventory, Application Metering, Barcode, and Asset Management capabilities in ITMS. Users are strongly encouraged to share product extensions, such as custom inventory scripts. Group admins will monitor this group and highlight the best custom inventory scripts, videos, and articles they find. This group includes Asset Management, CMDB, Barcode, and Inventory for Servers.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/discovery-and-inventory
ITMS Administrator

This group is focused on implementation best practices, UI guidance, and performance and scalability tips for ITMS. A Symantec team of experts on the above areas is tasked to monitor this group page. Here are some topics that fit this group page: ITMS installation; first-time setup and configuration; designing your ITMS environment; Notification Server and UI performance; and general usability.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/itms-administrator

Mac Management

The goal of this group is to help system administrators get access to all the tools and information necessary to simplify their job of managing Macs in their corporate environment.  A team of Symantec Mac management experts will watch this group closely and highlight helpful resources for the user community to make them easier to find. This team will also post content to assist with frequently asked Mac management questions and requests. Members of this group will have access to installation and configuration guidelines, valuable how to videos, and examples of customizations that can be quickly leveraged to help you meet your Mac management needs. http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/mac-management

Monitor and Server Health

This group is designed to help system administrators utilize the health and performance monitoring capabilities in Server Management Suite. It also highlights the custom monitor packs that are available or should be created.  A team of Symantec monitor experts watch this group closely and highlight helpful resources for the user community to make them much easier to find. Members of this group can use these experts as a sounding board for their questions and ideas. They will also find resources they can quickly leverage to extend the capabilities of their server monitoring implementations.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/monitor-and-server-health

Patch Management

This group is designed to help system administrators utilize the Windows, Mac, and Linux patch management capabilities in ITMS.  Members of this group will have access to configuration guidelines, valuable how to videos, and examples. Users are strongly encouraged to share questions, ideas and information that others would find helpful, such as tips and tricks for updating particular applications.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/patch-management
Reporting

The goal of this group is to help system administrators make full use of the out-of-box and custom reporting capabilities in ITMS, including operational and business-level reports.  A team of Symantec reporting experts will monitor content posted to this group and highlight the information that has superior value to customers. The team will also post content to assist with frequently asked reporting questions and requests. Members of this group will have access to installation and configuration guidelines, valuable how to videos, and examples of custom reports they can quickly leverage to meet their reporting needs.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/reporting

Server Management

This group is sponsored by the Server Management Suite product team. Our goal is to provide our users with access to the best resources available to help them meet their server management needs.  This group's areas of focus are server virtualization management, Linux and UNIX management, native server management integration, and server inventory and process automation. We encourage members to submit ideas for new resources and capabilities that would help them address their evolving needs in the server space. For server monitoring information, please visit the Monitor and Server Health group (above).

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/server-management

ServiceDesk

This group is sponsored by the ServiceDesk product team and intended to provide you with the best information and templates available to help make your experience with ServiceDesk a success. We monitor this group and highlight the most relevant content from Connect. Join the ServiceDesk group and become apart of the ServiceDesk community—together, we can combine our product knowledge and your real-world expertise to create a more powerful ServiceDesk experience. http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/servicedesk

Software Management

This group is designed to help system administrators utilize the Software Management capabilities in ITMS, including the Software Catalog, Managed Delivery policies and Quick Delivery tasks.  A team of Symantec experts will closely monitor this group and highlight resources particularly helpful for the user community, making them easier to find. The experts team will also post content to assist with frequently asked questions and requests. Members of this group will have access to configuration guidelines, valuable how to videos, and examples. Users are strongly encouraged to share questions, ideas and information that others would find helpful, such as tips on defining software products for license management purposes.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/software-management
Workflow

This group provides a one-stop shop for everything Workflow—from example workflows and templates to videos and user forums.  This group is sponsored by the Symantec Workflow team. This means that any templates or videos posted to this group are either from us, or approved by us. We have put together hours of video, miles of documents, and spent months—no—years to bring you the best information on Workflow processes and integration. Join our group to get the basics, and stay with us as we guide you through your journey into complete process automation.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/ogproduct/symantec-workflow

Workspace Virtualization and Streaming

This group is dedicated to those interested in Workspace Virtualization, Workspace Streaming, VDI, BYOD, and desktop virtualization.  The group will hold monthly webcasts featuring presentations by members of our Group and other Symantec experts from Product Management, Education, Support, and more. Members of this group will have access to the Group's top LDF packages, acticles, how to videos, and webcasts/podcasts. http://www.symantec.com/connect/groups/workspace-virtualization-and-streaming