12.0 Defining a Policy’s System Requirements

You can define requirements, such as operating system, total memory, and processor speed, that a device must meet for the policy to be applied to it.

You define requirements through the use of filters. A filter is a condition that must be met by a device in order for the policy to be applied. For example, you can add a filter to specify that the device must have exactly 512 MB of RAM in order for the policy to be applied, and you can add another filter to specify that the hard drive be at least 20 GB in size.

To create system requirements for a policy:

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Policies tab.

  2. Click the policy to display the policy’s Summary page.

  3. Click the Requirements tab.

  4. Click Add Filter, select a filter condition from the drop-down list, then fill in the fields.

    As you construct filters, you need to know the conditions you can use and how to organize the filters to achieve the desired results. For more information, see Section 12.1, Filter Conditions and Section 12.2, Filter Logic.

  5. (Optional) Add additional filters and filter sets.

  6. Click Apply to save the settings.

    Creating or changing system requirements creates a Sandbox version of the policy. For the requirements to be applied, you must publish the Sandbox version.

  7. To publish the Sandbox version, click Publish, then follow the wizard prompts.

    For more information about publishing the Sandbox version of a policy, see Section 13.0, Publishing Policies.