When you assign policies, you specify device assignments and assignment schedules for an existing policy.
When you created policies, midway through the Create Policy Wizard, you were given the choice of clickingor .
If you clicked, the policy was created without assigning devices to it, specifying assignment schedules, or specifying groups for the policy. Before the policy can be applied to assigned devices, you must complete the following steps. If you clicked , you have already performed the following procedure as part of the policy-creation process.
In the ZENworks Control Center, click thetab, select the desired policy in the Policies list by checking the box next to its name, click , then click to display the Policy Assignments page.
Assign the policy to the desired devices.
Clickto browse for and select the appropriate Server or Workstation objects.
You can also select Folder or Group objects.
Click the down-arrow next toor to expand the list, then click the underlined link in the column to select the desired objects and display their names in the list box.
Assigning a policy to a Group object is the preferred method of assigning the policy. Assigning the policy to a large number of objects (for example, more than 250) might cause increased server utilization.
Clickto display the Schedule page.
Select the schedule to apply to the assignments.
The settings you configure on this page determine when the policy is applied to devices.
Depending on the type of policy you are assigning, the available schedules vary. See Section 15.3, Schedules for information about the available schedules.
Clickto display the Finish page.
Review the information on the Finish page, making any changes to the policy settings by using thebutton as necessary. Click to assign the policy as configured according to the settings on the Finish page.
In addition to the preceding steps to assign policies, the following are other options to assign a policy to devices:
By selecting a policy and then using the Assignments section of the policy's Summary page.
By selecting a device, device group, or folder and then selectingin the Action menu.
By using the Effective Policy section on the device's Summary page.