In SMP 7.1 After Patch Policies replicated down the hierarchy,
Patches updates in bullet-ins are greyout, we are unable to edit comman-line switches.
That is expected when you use hiearchy replication, as the replicated items on the child end up being uneditable because they are owned by the parent.
Some items have HEP support (I dont know if PMS items do or not), so if you right-click them within the parent's console and choose the hierarchy option (I think its called that) you should get three options pertaining to what you wish to be editable on the child after replication.
I am sorry I canot be more clear; however, it has been a long time since I had a hierarchy environment.
Connect Etiquette: "Mark as Solution" those posts which resolve your problem, and give a thumbs up to useful comments, articles and downloads.