I’ve started to evaluate the recently released SCOM 2012 Beta.
I took a look at a new Agent side feature, a Operations Manager Agent Control Panel applet, to be found under the ‘System and Security ‘ node:
When the applet is opened you see a list of all configured Management Groups for the Agent:
Here you can Add/Edit/Remove Management Groups.
In the ‘Edit…’ Mode you can change the Action Account easily.
You can also enable/disable the ‘Automatically update management group assignments from AD DS.
When disabling this the applet will ask you for confirmation to remove the AD Assigned Management groups:
When manually adding a Management Group, you can easily configure settings in one windows as following:
In short: A handy new Agent feature, that enables you to quickly and clearly configure Management Group assignments on an Ops Mgr Agent.