Device Management Capabilities per Role

The following table shows the device management capabilities of system device managers and group device managers:

Table 1. Device management capabilities

Device Management Capability

System Device Manager

Group Device Manager

View the Devices tab

Yes

Yes

(for managed groups only)

Add and delete devices

Yes

No

Change the MAC Address, Serial Number, or Tracking Date fields of a device

Yes

No

Modify other device fields that are not read-only.

Yes

Yes

Add, edit, and delete device statuses

Yes

No

Import, export, and update devices

No

No

View the Device Status Monitor

Yes

Yes

(for managed groups only)

Important: System device managers and group device managers cannot use the Maintenance screen of the Administration Console to import, export, or update devices. A system administrator must perform those tasks. For more information, see Performing Server Maintenance.