How do I use my existing 8.0 filters in the new 8.1 quick apply "apply to>Targets" User Interface?

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Article ID: 169920

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Products

Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

Issue/Introduction

In version 8.1 the "Apply To" > "Computers" UI has been removed.

Cause

The UI has been change to encourage the reuse of existing targets.

Environment

An upgrade from version 8.0 to 8.1

Resolution

To use an existing version 8.0 filters after the upgrade, use the following steps:

  1. Select "Apply To" > "Targets"
  2. Select "New" if a Target for the Filter hasn't been created yet. This can be very common for 8.0 custom filters.  If the filter already has a target created, then select it, click "Ok" and skip the remaining steps 3 and 4.
  3. Enter a Name in the Name field.  It's suggested to name the Target the name of the Filter, followed by "Target"  i.e. "All Computers Target" ‚Äč
  4. Click the "Add Rule" button.  Choose “exclude computers not in” and “Filter” from the respective dropdown.  You should be able to find your desired filter in the final dropdown menu or use the search. 
  5. Choose OK to save the Target.