4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2011 7:47 AM by mark.tizzard

    Edit exported xml policy schemas

    mark.tizzard

      May be a stupid question but does anyone know if you can export a schema from ePO, edit it usint notepad or similar and then import it back into ePO? Specifically for making long lists of exclusions with fewer mouse clicks...

       

       

      Thanks

       

      Mark

        • 1. Re: Edit exported xml policy schemas

          Hi Mark,

          I have been trying to do the same thing with mass changes to scan exclusions for On Access scanning.  I would think that it is why the import/export ability exists, bulk changes and being able to share policies.

           

          The only thing I have modified is one of the sections (Server_Default-Exclusions) and from what I can see, as long as you keep numbers incrementing without missing it won't complain.  The policy I have been playing with also has a total number of entries for the section which obviously needs to match up with the number of entries.

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          • 2. Re: Edit exported xml policy schemas

            Soapsandwich wrote:

             

            Hi Mark,

            I have been trying to do the same thing with mass changes to scan exclusions for On Access scanning.  I would think that it is why the import/export ability exists, bulk changes and being able to share policies.

             

            The only thing I have modified is one of the sections (Server_Default-Exclusions) and from what I can see, as long as you keep numbers incrementing without missing it won't complain.  The policy I have been playing with also has a total number of entries for the section which obviously needs to match up with the number of entries.

             

            I've seen people edit it and re-import etc ... and yes it does work.

             

            But, as commented, I don't believe this is "recommended" behaviour, and it could cause issues if typos are made when editing etc...

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            • 3. Re: Edit exported xml policy schemas

              You're right, you do need to be careful, but it sure beats the hell out of an hour of point and click..........

              • 4. Re: Edit exported xml policy schemas
                mark.tizzard

                Thanks for the input! 

                 

                Mark