Ordering Groups

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

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

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).

Rule 3: After all Static Groups at a certain level are accounted for, Dynamic Groups are traversed.

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

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:

PC2:

PC3:

1.ALL

2.SG1

3.PC1

1.ALL

2.SG1

3.DG1

4.PC2

1.ALL

2.SG2

3.SG3

4.PC3