Item-level targeting allows administrators to apply preferences to certain users or computers only. This selection of the targets can be more granular than WMI filters or different GPOs.
Item-level targeting is available as of Windows Server 2008.
Configuring an item-level targeting
To configure an item-level targeting, the checkbox "Item-level targeting" inside the preferences dialog (Inside the tab "Common") has to be checked.
The targeting itself can be configured with the "Targeting..." button.
The targeting editor allows the creation of complex targeting rules. In order to get the preference applied, the rule set has to be true.
Rules can be added with the "New item" drop down menu. For example a rule should apply to computer with 32 GB RAM or more, the rule would be "RAM" and in the bottom dialog, the amount has to be changed to 32768 MB (32 * 1024).
Each rule can be define as IS or IS NOT. This behavior can be changed by clicking the rule and changing the menu entry in the menu "Item Options".
Each additional rule has to be linked with either AND or OR. To change this, click the rule and change the setting in the menu "Item Options".
To group certain conditions (E.g. RAM < 32 GB or FREE DISK SPACE < 1 TB), collections can be used. Collections work similar to parentheses. To add conditions to a collection, either drag-and-drop an existing rule in the collection or right-click on the collection and add the required rule.