Unassigning a policy from a group or location

You may want to unassign a policy from a group or a location if you want to delete the policy permanently or save the policy to use for a later time.
For example, a specific group may have experienced problems after you introduced a new policy. If you want the policy to remain in the database, you can withdraw the policy instead of deleting it. If you withdraw a policy, it is automatically withdrawn from the groups and locations that you assigned it to. The number of locations that a policy is used for appears on the
policy type
Policies
pane on the
Policies
page.
You must withdraw a policy or replace a policy from all groups and locations before you can delete it.
You can withdraw all policies in the
Policies
page from a location or group except for the following policies:
  • Virus and Spyware Protection
  • LiveUpdate Settings
You can only replace them with another
Virus and Spyware Protection policy
or
LiveUpdate policy
. See:
  1. To unassign a policy from a group or location
  2. To unassign a shared policy in the
    Policies
    page, in the console, click
    Policies
    .
  3. On the
    Policies
    page, under
    Policies
    , click the type of policy that you want to withdraw.
  4. In the
    policy type
    Policies
    pane, click the specific policy that you want to withdraw.
  5. On the
    Policies
    page, under
    Tasks
    , click
    Withdraw the Policy
    .
  6. In the
    Withdraw Policy
    dialog box, check the groups and locations from which you want to withdraw the policy.
  7. Click
    Withdraw
    .
  8. When you are prompted to confirm the withdrawal of the policy from the groups and locations, click
    Yes
    .
  9. To unassign a shared or non-shared policy in the
    Clients
    page, in the console, click
    Clients
    .
  10. On the
    Clients
    page, under
    Clients
    , select the group for which you want to withdraw a policy.
  11. 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 withdraw a policy.
  12. Under
    Location-specific Policies and Settings
    , scroll to find the name of the location for which you want to withdraw a policy.
  13. Locate the policy for the location that you want to withdraw.
  14. Click
    Tasks
    , and then click
    Withdraw Policy
    .
  15. In the
    Withdraw Policy
    dialog box, click
    Yes
    .