Exporting and importing individual policies

Article:HOWTO80908  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80908
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Exporting and importing individual policies

You can export and import policies rather than recreating the policies. All the settings that are associated with the policy are automatically exported.

You may need to export a policy for the following reasons:

  • You update the management server from an older release to a newer release. You want to update the new management server with the policies that you previously customized.

  • You want to export a policy for use at a different site.

You export and import each policy one at a time. Once you export a file, you import it and apply it to a group or only to a location. You can export a shared or non-shared policy for a specific location in the Clients page.

See Performing the tasks that are common to all policies.

To export a single policy from 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 export.

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

  4. In the Policies page, under Tasks, click Export the Policy.

  5. In the Export Policy dialog box, locate the folder where you want to export the policy file to, and then click Export.

To export a shared or non-shared policy from the Clients page

  1. In the console, click Clients.

  2. Under Clients, select the group for which you want to export 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 export a policy.

  4. Under Location-specific Policies and Settings, scroll to find the name of the location whose policy you want to export.

  5. Locate the specific policy for the location that you want to export.

  6. To the right of the policy, click Tasks, and then click Export Policy.

  7. In the Export Policy dialog box, browse to the folder into which you want to export the policy.

  8. In the Export Policy dialog box, click Export.

To import a single policy

  1. In the console, click Policies.

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

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

  4. On the Policies page, under Tasks, click Import a policy type Policy.

  5. In the Import Policy dialog box, browse to the policy file that you want to import, and then click Import.


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