Withdrawing a policy

Article:HOWTO55192  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55192
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Withdrawing a policy

You may want to withdraw a policy from a group or a location under certain circumstances.

For example, a specific group may have experienced problems after you introduced a new policy. If you want the policy to remain in the database, you can withdraw the policy instead of deleting it. If you withdraw a policy, it is automatically withdrawn from the groups and locations that you assigned it to. The number of locations that a policy is used for appears on the policy type Policies pane on the Policies page.

Note:

You must withdraw a policy from all groups and locations before you can delete it.

See Performing tasks that are common to all security policies.

You can withdraw all policies in the Policies page from a location or group except for the following policies:

  • Virus and Spyware Protection

  • LiveUpdate Settings

You can only replace them with another Virus and Spyware Protection policy or LiveUpdate policy.

To withdraw a shared policy in the Policies page

  1. In the console, click Policies.

  2. On the Policies page, under Policies, click the type of policy that you want to withdraw.

  3. In the policy type Policies pane, click the specific policy that you want to withdraw.

  4. On the Policies page, under Tasks, click Withdraw the Policy.

  5. In the Withdraw Policy dialog box, check the groups and locations from which you want to withdraw the policy.

  6. Click Withdraw.

  7. When you are prompted to confirm the withdrawal of the policy from the groups and locations, click Yes.

To withdraw a shared or non-shared policy in the Clients page

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. On the Clients page, under Clients, select the group for which you want to withdraw a policy.

  3. On the Policies tab, uncheck Inherit policies and settings from parent group "group name".

    You must disable inheritance for this group. If you do not uncheck inheritance, you cannot withdraw a policy.

  4. Under Location-specific Policies and Settings, scroll to find the name of the location for which you want to withdraw a policy.

  5. Locate the policy for the location that you want to withdraw.

  6. Click Tasks, and then click Withdraw Policy.

  7. In the Withdraw Policy dialog box, click Yes.


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