What is the ESET Remote Administrator (ERA) Policy Manager and how does it work?KB Solution ID: SOLN962|Last Revised: May 19, 2011
The ERA Policy Manager allows administrators to create policy configurations (settings, rules, reporting, etc.) and apply them to individual users, sub-groups, or entire networks as needed. Policies are deployed through a hierarchy, where a child policy is forced to inherit settings from a parent policy.
The primary functions of the policy manager include creating, editing and removing policies. Open the Policy Manager by clicking Tools Policy Manager.
- To create a new policy, click Add New Child Policy.
- To change an existing policy, select it from the Policy Tree at the left and click Edit... to open the Configuration Editor.
- To remove a policy, select it in the Policy Tree and click Delete Policy....
Each policy has two basic attributes which define how active configuration parameters are adopted by child policies (listed in the Policy attributes & actions section):
- Force over any children policy - forces all active parameters to inherited policies. If the child policy differs, the merged policy will adopt all active parameters from the parent policy.
- Down replicable policy - activates replication to child policies, i.e. it can serve as a default policy for lower servers and can also be assigned to clients connected to lower servers.