Ordering Groups

Policies can be assigned to groups, and are applied in a specific order. Rules written below determine in which order are policies applied to computer.

1.Rule 1 : Static Groups are traversed from the root Static Group (All).

2.Rule 2 : On every level, the Static Groups of that level are traversed first in the order they appear in the tree (this is also called "breadth-first" search).

3.Rule 3 : After all the Static Groups at a certain level are in the list, Dynamic Groups are traversed.

4.Rule 4 : In every Dynamic Group, all its children are traversed in the order that they appear in the list.

5.Rule 5 : Traversal ends at a computer.

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The policy is applied to the computer. This means that traversal ends at the computer which you want to apply the policy on.

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Using the rules written above, the order in which policies will be applied on individual computers would be as follows:

PC1:

1.ALL

2.SG1

3.PC1

PC2:

1.ALL

2.SG1

3.DG1

4.PC2

PC3:

1.ALL

2.SG2

3.SG3

4.PC3