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ePO 4.x - How to manage policies and tasks for selected computers
Technical Articles ID:  KB51443
Last Modified:  02/11/2014
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Environment

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x

Summary

Use the following steps to manage computer policies and tasks for selected computers in ePO 4.5 or 4.6.

Managing computer Policies for selected computers (ePO 4.5 and ePO 4.6):
  1. Log on to the ePO 4.5 or 4.6 console.
  2. Click Systems.
  3. Under System Tree, select the group that the computer to be managed resides in.
  4. Click the Systems tab and select the computer(s) you want to manage.
  5. Click the Assigned Policies tab and select the product to be managed for the selected computer(s) from the drop-down list.

    NOTE: The ePO agent for Windows policy settings are under the McAfee Agent product selection.
     
  6. Under the Actions column, click Edit Assignment to create a product-specific custom policy for the selected computers.
  7. To the right of Inherit from, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below to configure custom policy settings.
  8. To the right of Assigned policy, select one of the following:

    To work on an existing policy from the drop-down list:
    1. Click Edit Policy
    2. Make the necessary changes and click Save.

       
    To set up a new policy:
    1. Click New Policy.
    2. Specify a name to create a new custom policy setting and click OK.
    3. Make the necessary changes and click Save.
       
  9. To the right of Lock policy inheritance, select the appropriate option to either allow or prevent policy inheritance from being broken below the currently selected level.
  10. Click Save.

Managing computer Tasks for selected computers:

For ePO 4.5: 
  1. Log on to the ePO 4.5 console.
  2. Click Systems.
  3. Under System Tree, select the group that the computer to be managed resides in.
  4. Click the Systems tab and select the computer(s) you want to manage.
  5. Click the Client Tasks tab and select one of the following:

    The task to be managed:
    1. Under the Actions column, click Edit Settings for the appropriate task.
    2. Configure the setting changes under the Description, Configuration, Schedule and Summary tabs.
    3. Click Save.

       
    New Task:
    1. Select New Task from the bottom of the screen.
    2. Configure the new settings under the Description, Configuration, Schedule and Summary tabs.
    3. Click Save.
For ePO 4.6:
  1. Log on to the ePO 4.6 console.
  2. Click Systems.
  3. Under System Tree, select the group that the computer to be managed resides in.
  4. Click the Systems tab and select the computer(s) you want to manage.
  5. Click the Assigned Client Tasks tab and select one of the following: 
     
    The task to be managed:
    1. Under the Actions column, click Edit Assignment for the appropriate task.
    2. Configure the setting changes under the Select Task, Schedule, and Summary tabs.
    3. Click Save.

       
    New Task:
    1. From the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, click Actions - New Client Task Assignment.
    2. Pick the appropriate task using the Client Task Assignment Builder.

      NOTE: Tasks are pre-defined using the Client Task Catalog.
       
  6. Click Next.
  7. Under the Schedule tab, select the appropriate scheduling option and click Next.
  8. Under the Summary tab, review the settings.
  9. Click Save.

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