Replacing a policy

You may want to replace one shared policy with another shared policy. You can replace the shared policy in either all locations or for individual locations.
When you replace a policy for all locations, the management server replaces the policy only for the locations that have it. For example, suppose the Sales group uses the Sales policy for three of its four locations. If you replace the Sales policy with the Marketing policy, only those three locations receive the Marketing policy.
You may want a group of clients to use the same settings no matter what location they are in. In this case, you can replace a non-shared policy with a shared policy. You replace a non-shared policy with a shared policy for each location individually.
  1. To replace a policy
  2. To replace a shared policy for all locations, in the console, click
    Policies
    .
  3. On the
    Policies
    page, under
    Policies
    , click the type of policy that you want to replace.
  4. In the
    policy type
    Policies
    pane, click the policy.
  5. In the
    Policies
    page, under
    Tasks
    , click
    Replace the Policy
    .
  6. In the
    Replace
    policy type
    Policy
    dialog box, in the
    New
    policy type
    Policy
    list box, select the shared policy that replaces the old one.
  7. Select the groups and locations for which you want to replace the existing policy.
  8. Click
    Replace
    .
  9. When you are prompted to confirm the replacement of the policy for the groups and locations, click
    Yes
    .
  10. To replace a shared policy or non-shared policy for one location, in the console, click
    Clients
    .
  11. In the
    Clients
    page, under
    Clients
    , select the group for which you want to replace a policy.
  12. On the
    Policies
    tab, uncheck
    Inherit policies and settings from parent group "
    group name
    "
    .
    You must disable inheritance for this group. If you do not uncheck inheritance, you cannot replace a policy.
  13. Under
    Location-specific Policies and Settings
    , scroll to find the location that contains the policy.
  14. Next to the policy that you want to replace, click
    Tasks
    , and then click
    Replace Policy
    .
  15. In the
    Replace Policy
    dialog box, in the
    New policy
    list box, select the replacement policy.
  16. Click
    OK
    .