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Right-Click Patch Policy Enable/Disable

Created: 07 May 2011 | 3 comments
ianatkin's picture
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It would be handy to have a fast way to enable/disable patch policies. I find when moving through patch policies to enable/disable them that the process is very slow. I have to,

  1. Click on a new policy
  2. Wait for the screen to refresh
  3. Move the mouse to the policy button (across the screen)
  4. Click the drop down to seen the on/off options
  5. Select the option on or off
  6. Move the mouse to the bottom of the screen to Save the changes 

This takes a minute or so in 7.1, and is quite tedious. And my server spec isn't bad, and currently only has 10 clients reporting in.

If I could right-click the policy and select from there to enable or disable the policy then that would really speed things up. If I could also select multiple items and enable/disable them then that would simply be BRILL.

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ianatkin's picture

And another idea drifts into the hungy maw of the /dev/nul beast ..... 

Ian Atkin, IT Services, Oxford University, UK

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Pascal KOTTE's picture

Yes I feel also Patch process into Altiris, fastidious...

And more over, why should I navigate 2 different reports for detecting the one to "activate" (nb of missing), and must open a new report to "activate"

see here my suggest

~Pascal @ Do you speak French? Et utilisez Altiris: venez nous rejoindre sur le GUASF

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Dmitri_Gornev's picture

Hi Ian,

there is no possibility to multiselect items in tree but you should be able to enable policies right clicking on them and selecting Enable from context menu - may you clarify whether this option is available on your system?

Thank you.

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