Add a New Agent Settings Rule

For each agent settings rule, you can specify organizational objects, conditions, and Traps preferences to apply. Agent settings rules apply to Traps agents on endpoints running the operating system you select.
  1. Create a new agent settings rule.
    Select SettingsAgentSettings.
  2. Select the type of operating system (Windows or macOS) and then Add a new rule.
  3. Select the type of setting that you want to change and configure your preferences.
    Select one of the following, and then configure the settings according to the type of preference:
  4. (Optional) Add Conditions to the rule. By default, a new rule does not contain any conditions.
    To specify a condition, select the Conditions tab, select the condition in the Conditions list, and then Add it to the Selected Conditions list. Repeat to add more conditions as needed. To add a condition to the Conditions list, see Define Activation Conditions for a Rule on Windows Endpoints.
  5. (Optional) Define the Target Objects to which to apply the agent settings rule. By default, a new rule applies to all objects in your organization.
    To define a subset of target objects, select the Objects tab, and then enter one or more Users, Computers, Groups, Organizational Unit, or Existing Endpoints in the Include or Exclude areas. The Endpoint Security Manager queries Active Directory to verify the users, computers, groups, or organizational units or identifies existing endpoints from previous communication messages.
  6. (Optional) Review the rule name and description. The ESM Console automatically generates the rule name and description based on the rule details but permits you to change these fields, if needed.
    To override the autogenerated name, select the Name tab, clear the Activate automatic description option, and then enter a rule name and description of your choice.
  7. Save the agent settings rule.
    Do either of the following:
    • Save the rule without activating it. This option is only available for inactive, cloned, or new rules. When you are ready to activate the rule, select the rule from the SettingsAgentSettings page and then click Activate.
    • Apply the rule to activate it immediately.
    After saving or applying a rule, you can return to the Settings page at any time to Delete or Deactivate the rule.

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