Logging onto servers

Article:HOWTO82482  |  Created: 2012-11-30  |  Updated: 2014-06-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO82482
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Logging onto servers

Mail Security must log onto a server to check its status or apply settings to the server. By default, Mail Security automatically logs onto all of your managed servers when you open the console.

You might experience a delay when you open the console while Mail Security logs onto the managed servers. The length of the delay depends on the number of managed servers that you have. If you frequently open the console to view settings or to make changes without applying them, you can disable the automatic logon feature. When you disable the automatic logon feature, the console opens more quickly.

If you disable the automatic logon feature, Mail Security logs onto your servers in the following ways:

Single server

Mail Security logs onto a single server when you do any of the following:

  • Open the console when a single server is the current asset.

  • Select a single server as the current asset.

See Modifying or viewing server or server group settings.

Server group (user-defined server groups and Global Groups)

Mail Security logs onto all of the servers in the current asset list when you do any of the following:

  • Manually refresh the console.

    See Refreshing the console.

  • Apply settings to a server group.

    Mail Security logs onto all of the servers in a group when you apply settings to that group. If you apply settings to a user-defined server group, Mail Security logs onto all of the servers in the user-defined group. If you apply settings to a Global Group, Mail Security logs onto all of the servers in the Global Group. Mail Security also logs onto all of the servers in the user-defined groups within that Global Group.

    For example, assume that you have Global Group - Exchange - 2007 and Global Group - Exchange - 2010. Within Global Group - Exchange - 2007, you have user-defined groups named ServersEast and ServersWest

    If you apply settings to Global Group - Exchange - 2007, Mail Security logs onto all of the servers in the ServersEast group and the ServersWest group. Mail Security does not log onto any of the servers in the Global Group - Exchange - 2010.

    Another example assumes that you apply settings to the ServersEast group. Mail Security logs onto all of the servers in the ServersEast group. But Mail Security does not log onto any of the servers in the ServersWest group.

    See Deploying settings and changes to a server or group.

    See About managing your Exchange servers.

To log onto servers when you open the console

  1. In the console on the toolbar, click Assets.

  2. In the Asset Management window in the Assets box, check Automatically connect to the servers in the current group on startup.

    Mail Security logs onto all of the servers that you have listed in the Assets box every time you open the console.

    This option is enabled by default.

  3. Click Close.

To log onto servers when you apply settings or refresh the console

  1. In the console on the toolbar, click Assets.

  2. In the Asset Management window in the Assets box, uncheck Automatically connect to the servers in the current group on startup.

    Mail Security only logs onto a server when you apply settings to that server or when you view or modify the settings of that server.

  3. Click Close.


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