Organizing systems Use McAfee ePO Cloud to automate and customize your systems' organization. The structure you put in place affects how security policies are inherited and enforced throughout your environment. The System Tree is the graphical representation of this structure. You can organize your System Tree using these methods: Manual organization from the console (drag and drop). Automatic synchronization with your Active Directory server. Criteria-based sorting, using criteria applied to systems manually or automatically. System Tree groups System Tree groups represent a collection of systems. Deciding which systems to group depends on the unique needs of your network and business. Group inheritance All child subgroups in the System Tree hierarchy inherit policies set at their parent groups. These inheritance rules simplify policy and task administration. Considerations when planning your System TreeAn efficient and well-organized System Tree can simplify maintenance. Many administrative, network, and political realities of each environment can affect how your System Tree is structured. Criteria-based sortingYou can use IP address information to automatically sort managed systems into specific groups. You can also create sorting criteria based on tags, which are like labels assigned to systems. You can use either or both to ensure that systems are where you want them in the System Tree. How a system is added to the System Tree when sortedWhen the McAfee Agent communicates with the server for the first time, the server uses an algorithm to place the system in the System Tree. When it cannot find an appropriate location for a system, it puts the system in the Lost and Found group. Create and populate System Tree groups Create System Tree groups and populate the groups with systems. Move systems within the System TreeMove systems from one group to another in the System Tree. You can move systems from any page that displays a table of systems, including the results of a query. Remove a system from the System TreeIf a system user leaves your company or gets a new computer, you can delete their managed system using the System Tree.