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Applying Automation Policies

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Creating Rules to Automatically Include Devices

Automatic approval rules determine which devices are eligible to have the automation policy applied. For example, if you are creating an automation policy for Windows servers only, you can set up an automatic approval rule to include devices with the word "server" in the OS name.

The approval rules do not come into effect until the automation policy has been applied, either by adding it to a service and then applying the service to a group or site, or by adding it to a service in a service plan, which can also be applied to a group or site.

The process for setting up approval rules is the same for automation policies as it is for all other policy types (i.e, monitoring, patch, and Avast Antivirus). For more detailed instructions on setting up automatic approval rules, including examples, see Creating Automatic Inclusion Rules for Monitoring Policies.

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > Policies > Automation.
  2. Click the name of the automation policy to which you want to create an automatic inclusion rule.
  3. Click the Automatic Application tab.
  4. Create the automatic inclusion rule by clicking Add to create a rule.
  5. Repeat step 4 until the rule is complete.

    You can add up to a maximum of 15 rules.

  6. Click Save.
Adding Devices or Groups to an Automation Policy
  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > Policies > Automation.
  2. Click the name of the automation policy to which you want to add devices or groups.
  3. Click the Manual Application tab.
  4. Do one of the following to apply the automation policy to a group or device:
    • In the Applied Groups area, click Add. Filter on the Group Type, if desired. Click the group and click OK.
    • In the Applied Devices area, click Add. Filter the list of devices. Select the check box beside the device and click OK.

    You can view the automation policies applied to service and site groups on the Groups page, by going to Configuration > Groups, clicking the group name, and then clicking the Policies tab. For more information, see Viewing the Policies Applied to a Group.

Removing Devices or Groups from an Automation Policy

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > Policies > Automation.
  2. Click the name of the automation policy to which you want to add devices or groups.
  3. Click the Manual Application tab.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To select one device or group at a time, select the check box that corresponds with each device you want to remove.
    • To select all the devices or groups at once, select the check box at the top of the column.
  5. Click Remove.
Excluding Devices from an Automation Policy

You can exclude specific devices from an automation policy. When you add a device to the exclusion list, it will never have this automation policy applied, even if the device meets the criteria outlined in the automatic application rules, and the automation policy is applied to the site or group to which the device belongs.

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > Policies > Automation.
  2. Click the name of the automation policy from which you want to exclude devices.
  3. Click the Excluded Devices tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Use the filters at the top to narrow your selection, and click Filter.
  6. Select the check box beside each device you want to exclude from the policy.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Save.

You can exclude multiple devices in a site or group by selecting Site or Group from the Filter By list, and then selecting the check box at the top of the list of returned devices to exclude all devices listed.

Renaming an Automation Policy

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > Policies > Automation.
  2. Click the name of the automation policy that you want to edit.
  3. Click Modify.
  4. Type a new name in the Policy Name box.
  5. Click Save.
Deleting an Automation Policy

When you delete an automation policy, you are removing the automated task from any devices that have the policy applied.

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > Policies > Automation.
  2. Select the check box beside the automation policy you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete.
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