I'm setting up a SQL Server 2012 lab on Windows 2008 R2 which has 5 SQL Servers. I registered
SQL1 as my central management server and created a group under this server that includes all the servers and the CMS itself. I'm a bit confused since the documentation says the CMS cannot be a member of a group it maintains. However, I'm able to include it in the group, run multiple queries and evaluate policies successfully.
Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb895144.aspx see under "Related tasks"
I've seen other forum posts where users have issues registering the CMS itself but I don't have this problem at all. Has something changed?
I'm running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise SP1 and SSMS 2012.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP1) - 11.0.3128.0 (X64) Dec 28 2012 20:23:12 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) (Hypervisor)
Here's the CMS returning queries for the whole group.