14.1 Publishing a Policy

If your ZENworks Endpoint Security Management system includes the Management Service and Policy Distribution Service, complete the following steps to publish a policy to your endpoint devices.

If your system does not include the services, you must export policies and then manually deliver them. Skip to Section 14.3, Exporting a Policy.

To publish a policy:

  1. In the Management Console, open the policy.

  2. Click the Publish tab.

    The Policy Publish page displays the directory service trees to which the system has connections.

  3. Select the users, computers, or groups to which you want to publish the policy.

    Keep in mind the following:

    • If you select an entire domain or organizational unit, the policy is published to all users and computers within the domain or unit.

    • If a directory object is displayed in red, your Management Console login account does not provide rights to publish to that object.

    • If the directory tree does not display the users, computers, or groups to which you want to publish the policy, you might need to synchronize the Management database with the directory service. Users and computers are not added to the Management database until 1) they are synchronized from the directory service or 2) they log in via the Security Client for the first time. For information about synchronizing the database, see Section 3.0, Configuring Data Synchronization Schedules.

    • If you need to clear your selected objects, click Refresh.

  4. Click Publish.