Deleting policies

As with rule creation, deleting is only possible for policies located on the server you are currently connected to. To delete policies from other servers, you must directly connect to them with the ERAC.

NOTE: A policy may be linked to other servers or policies (as a parent policy, as a default policy for lower servers, as a default policy for primary clients, etc.), therefore, in some cases it would need to be replaced rather than deleted. To see options for deleting and replacing, click Delete Policy.... The options described below may or may not be available, depending on the position of the given policy in the policy hierarchy.

New policy for primary clients with the currently deleted policy – Allows you to select a new policy for primary clients to substitute the one you are deleting. Primary clients can adopt the Default policy for primary clients, as well as other policies from the same server (either assigned manually – Add Clients or forced by Policy Rules). As a replacement you can use any policy from the given server or a replicated policy.

New parent policy for the currently deleted policy’s children policies – If a policy to be deleted served as a parent policy for other child policies, it must also be substituted. It can be substituted by a policy from that server, by a policy replicated from upper servers, or by the N/A flag, which means that child policies will be assigned no substitute policy. We highly recommend that you assign a substitute even if no child policy exists. Another user assigning a child policy to that policy during the deletion process would cause a conflict.

New policy for replicated clients with the currently deleted or modified policy – Here you can select a new policy for clients replicated from lower servers – those that were applied to the one you are currently deleting. As a replacement you can use any policy from the given server or a replicated policy.

New default policy for lower servers – If the deleted policy serves as a virtual policy (see section Global Policy Settings), it must be substituted by another one (for more information, see chapter Virtual policies). As a replacement you can use any policy from the given server or the N/A flag.

New default policy for primary clients – If the deleted policy serves as a virtual policy (see section Global Policy Settings), it must be substituted by another one (for more information, see chapter Virtual policies). You can use a policy from the same server as a replacement.

The same dialog will also open if you disable the Down replicable option for a policy and click OK, Apply or if you select another policy from the Policy Tree. This will activate the items New policy for replicated clients with the currently deleted or modified policy or New default policy for lower servers.