Filter allows the administrator to display only information related to specific servers or client workstations. To show the filter options, click View > Show/Hide Filter Pane from the ERAC menu.


To activate filtering, select the Use filter option in the upper left side of the ERAC. Any future modifications to the filter criteria will automatically update displayed data, unless configured otherwise in the Tools > Console Options… > Other Settings tab.


Define the filtering criteria in the Client filter criteria section. Clients can belong to multiple groups and policies. Assigning a client to a Static or Parametric group can prove very useful, not only for filtering purposes, but also for activities such as reporting. To learn more about Group management see the chapter titled Group Manager. Using Policies for client segregation can also serve multiple functions; for more information about Policy creation and management see the chapter titled Policies.


The first filtering tool is the Group and Policy selecting section. There are three options available:

· Clients in checked
Clients in selected groups/policies will be displayed in the Clients panel
· Clients in not checked
Clients in groups/policies that are not selected and clients in no groups will be displayed in the Clients panel
· Clients in no groups
Only clients that do not belong to any group/policy will be displayed


NOTE: When selecting a Group from the list, all its subgroups will be displayed as well.


In the lower part of the Filter section you can specify another set of parameters:

· Only clients (using whole words)
Output only includes clients with names identical to the string entered.
· Only clients beginning like (?,*)
Output will only list clients with names beginning with the specified string.
· Only clients like (?,*)
Output will list only clients with names containing the specified string.
· Exclude clients (using whole words), Exclude clients beginning like (?,*), Exclude clients like (?,*)
These options will yield results opposite to the previous three.


The Primary server, Client name, Computer name and MAC Address fields accept whole strings. If any of these are populated, a database query will be run and results will be filtered based on the populated field; the logical operator AND is used.


The last option is problem based filtering – outputs will only include clients with the specified type of problem. To display the list of problems, select the Only show problems option and click Edit…. Select the problems to be displayed and click OK to show clients with the selected problems.


All changes made in the filtering setup will be applied after clicking the Apply Changes button. To restore defaults, click Reset. To automatically generate new outputs at each modification of filter settings, select the Tools > Console Options... > Other Settings... > Auto apply changes option.