Creating a group for testing definitions before deployment
I need help figuring out how to create a test group on which to test an AV definition package before deployment. There was one other posting on this I found, but I couldn't make sense out of the responses. The only thing I got out of it was how to enable Active Directory authentication for administrators.
We have SEPM 12.1 installed on Windows Server 2008 Ent. All the managed clients are Windows 7 Ent. This is an intranet that is not connected to the internet so I don't use LiveUpdate. I have a site I visit to download .jdb definition update files and drop them in the server /incoming folder for distribution to clients.
We only use Antivirus and Anti Spam, not the firewall, intrusion detection or other features.
What I would like to do is figure out how to create a computer group that would receive the new definition .jdb file first, in order to evaluate it for any possible conflicts or problems before deploying it to the rest of the enterprise.
I don't see an intuitive way to do this.
Does anyone have a link, tutorial, or could describe how I would do this in the environment I've described above?
Thanks for any and all assistance.