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Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management: Administrator’s Handbook by Richard Whitehead, Ron Tanner

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Chapter 9. Policies

This chapter discusses policies in the ZENworks 7 Linux Management product. Policy creation, modifications, and assignments, like all administrative functions, are performed in the ZENworks Control Center.

What Are Policies?

Policies are configurations that may be made to an operating system or application on a managed device. Security settings or default configurations, for example, can be set up in a policy.

After these policies are created, you can assign them to devices registered in your ZENworks system. When a device discovers (or is told) that it has a policy assigned, it retrieves the policy and applies that policy based on the schedule or event specified. When a policy is applied, the configurations are set on the operating ...

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