17.11 Renaming, Copying, or Moving Policies

Use the Edit drop-down list on the Policies page to edit an existing object. To access the Edit drop-down list, you must select an object by clicking the check box next to the object's name in the list.

Depending on the type of object you select, you can rename, copy, or move the object. For example, if you select a Policy object, you can rename, copy, and move the policy. If you select a Policy Group object, you can rename or move the Policy Group object, but not copy it. If the option is dimmed, that option is not available for the selected object type.

Some actions cannot be performed on multiple objects. For example, if more than one check box is selected, the Rename option is not available from the Edit menu.

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

    Policies tab
  2. In the Policies list, select the box next to the policy's name, click Edit, then click an option.

    • Rename: Click Rename, type a new name for the policy, then click OK.

    • Copy: Click Copy, type a new name for the copy, then click OK.

      The copy option is useful to create a new policy that is similar to an existing policy. You can copy a policy and then edit the new policy's settings.

      Only policy settings are copied; policy groups and assignments are not copied.

    • Move: Click Move, select a destination folder for the selected objects, then click OK.

    If you rename or move a policy, its assignments are still in place. ZENworks Linux Management does not reapply the policy to devices because of the name or location change.