Controlling the content of a catalog based on the Active Directory (AD) Organisational Unit (OU) of a Computer or User Profile

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The catalog provides the ability for users to self service requests for software.

When combined with the Directory Integration it is possible to control what applications are presented to the user in their catalog based on the OU of either the users computer or the User Profile.

This document describes how to configure this.


Computer and User Profile groups must have been configured as per TEC405080 for Computers and TEC424223 for user profiles.

In this example the Expense Department has been organized in AD into 3 OU's:


After creating the Queries and groups the following is seen in the Explorer:

Figure 1

A separate Catalog group will be created for each of these OU's.

In the Software library there is an Expenses applications Software Group with multiple packages.

Figure 2

The following table shows the catalog requirement for each group:

Expenses 1.00.1
Figure 1
Managers Report 3.1  
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Users Application 
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To create the Catalogue Groups expand the Software Package Library, Right click on Catalog and select new Catalog Group:

Figure 3

Click Next on the first page of the wizard and select the application you wish to be in this catalog group:

Figure 4

Click Next and now select the group which will use this catalog group. As Expenses 1.00.1 is selected above the group required is Computers:

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Click Next, Name the catalog group and click Finish:

Figure 6

There is now a new catalog group for Expense Departments Computers. Repeat this for the Users and Managers:

Figure 7

On the Expense Departments Computers the following is now seen in the Add Software screen of the catalogue:

Figure 8

Selecting the 'Order software for my computer' option and clicking next will present the following list of apps in step 2:

Figure 9

Selecting 'Order software for my Account' will present.

For Managers:

Figure 10

And for Users:

Figure 11