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

Article:HOWTO55197  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55197
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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 How the client computers get policy updates.

See Performing tasks that are common to all security policies.

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. Under Clients, select the group for which you want to specify whether to push or pull policies.

  3. Click the Policies tab.

  4. 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 mode or Pull mode for a location

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. Under Clients, select the group for which you want to specify whether to push or pull policies.

  3. Click the Policies tab.

  4. Uncheck Inherit policies and setting from the parent group "group name".

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

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

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

  8. Do one of the following tasks:

    • Click Push mode.

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

  9. Click OK.


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