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Variable Manager

Use the Variable Manager to define variables that can be used repeatedly in different agent procedures. You can maintain multiple values for each managed variable, with each value applied to one or more group IDs. Managed variables cannot be re-assigned new values within a procedure. Within a procedure, reference a managed variable by bracketing the variable name with the < and > character. Example: <VariableName>. See Using Variables.

Using managed variables, managed machines can run agent procedures that access locally available resources based on the group ID or subgroup ID.

Note: Using System > Naming Policy, this benefit can be applied automatically by IP address even to a highly mobile workforce that travels routinely between different enterprise locations.

Select Variable

Select a variable name from the drop-down list or select <New Variable> to create a new variable. Variable names are case sensitive.

Rename/Create Variable

Enter a new name for the new variable you are creating or for an existing variable you are renaming. Select the delete icon to delete the entire variable from all groups.


Selecting the Public radio button allows the variable to be used by all users. However, only master role users can create and edit shared variables.


Selecting the Private radio button allows the variable to be used only by the user who created it.


Enter the initial value for a variable. Then select one or more Group IDs and click Apply. Empty values are not allowed.


Select one or more group IDs, then click Delete to remove the value for this variable from the group IDs it is assigned to.

Select All/Unselect All

Click the Select All link to check all rows on the page. Click the Unselect All link to uncheck all rows on the page.

Group ID

Displays all group IDs the logged in user is authorized to administer.


Lists the value of the variable applied to the group ID.