Ray, i know you have superseded this but i see the other post as a separate suggestion to what is here. So, If i'm reading it correctly...
1. your suggestion is to auto-update multiple clients who have been assigned a certain template &
2. These clients would be sent the update when you have edited the template? (Read:: upload it, committed it, etc).
This is a problem i have also encountered and have so far used naming conventions for the client ID, currently my conventions are:
for residential customers -
sub1 - Kyle Reese - Dell Studio 17R (the 1 indicating 1month, i also have sub3 & sub12)
free - linda hamilton - Tosh C660
for supported businesses -
support - Cyberdyne Systems - Lena Headey - oemtower_sn-115424
We also put ---ssd or ---unique at the end for when something has to be set a certain way for that exact customer/machine
I am unsure of how you are doing it, but we have already messed this method up, usually different people putting the wrong element in the wrong place so it looks "messy"!
I think a better description of what we're both after (hopefully) is to have the ability to add a client ID to a group, that group being a template which takes precedence over a default template. Would that also work for you?
@Xide - i am unsure of the purpose of some of your responses, Ray's suggestion shouldn't be ignored because "dSS is complicated enough". thats not his fault, I also don't understand how this couldn't benefit others, i am a new user to dSS and have only 15-20 machines setup, I can already see the logistical nightmare that will surface when pushing out config-related-updates to 45 out of 100 clients with dSS's current configuration, GUI and existing "hold ctrl" to select multiple clients routine. This is not me 'taking sides', which i fear will be your initial reaction, that really isn't my intention or style at all. I am however, very interested in hearing how you and others overcome this problem. A bit of help from an experienced, well practiced dSS user would be most beneficial to all.
I think a few clever alterations to the GUI would resolve any complications that would arise, just need Nick to put his thinking cap on
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