Configuring push mode or pull mode to update client policies and content

Article:HOWTO27386  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27386
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Configuring push mode or pull mode to update client policies and content

You can specify whether the management server pushes the policy down to the clients or that the clients pull the policy from the management server. The default setting is push mode. If you select pull mode, then by default, clients connect to the management server every 5 minutes, but you can change this default heartbeat interval.

See About updating policies on the clients.

You can set the mode for a group or for a location.

To configure push mode or pull mode for a group

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. On the Clients page, under View Clients, select the group for which you want to specify whether to push or pull policies.

  3. On the Clients page, click the Policies tab.

  4. On the Policies tab, uncheck Inherit policies and setting from the parent group "group name".

  5. Under Location-independent Policies and Settings pane, under Settings, click Communications Settings.

  6. In the Communications Settings for group name dialog box, under Download, verify that Download policies and content from the management server is checked.

  7. Do one of the following tasks:

    • Click Push mode.

    • Click Pull mode and under Heartbeat Interval, set the number of minutes or hours.

  8. Click OK.

To specify push or pull mode for a location

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. On the Clients page, under View Clients, select the group for which you want to specify whether to push or pull policies.

  3. On the Clients page, click the Policies tab.

  1. On the Policies tab, uncheck Inherit policies and setting from the parent group "group name".

  2. Under Location-specific Policies and Settings, under Location-specific Policies for the location you want to modify, expand Location-specific Settings.

  3. Under Location-specific Settings, to the right of Communications Settings, click Tasks and uncheck Use Group Communications Settings.

  4. To the right of Communications Settings, click Local - Push or (Local - Pull).

  5. Do one of the following tasks:

    • Click Push mode.

    • Click Pull mode and under Heartbeat Interval, set the number of minutes or hours.

  6. Click OK.


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