Basic principles and operation

Access the Policy Manager by selecting Tools > Policy Manager... The Policy Tree on the left lists the policies that are present on individual servers. The right side is divided into four sections – Policy settings, Policy configuration, Policy action and Global policy settings – the options in these sections enable an administrator to manage and configure policies.

The primary functions of the Policy Manager include creating, editing and removing policies. Clients receive policies from ERAS. ERAS can use multiple policies which can inherit settings from each other or from policies from an upper server.

The system of adopting policies from an upper server is called inheritance; policies that are created as a result of inheritance are referred to as merged policies. Inheritance is based on the Parent – Child principle, i.e. a child policy inherits settings from a parent policy.