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dnf Apprentice 99 posts since
Jun 22, 2012
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Oct 17, 2012 3:05 AM

Update dat file only during weekend

I´m trying to thing on a way where I can update the DAT from some computers only during the weekend. Let´s say I want them to update on Sunday morning. The remaining computers will still updating on a daily basis. How can achieve this? Disabling agent to server communication of those computers and at the same time creating a task to wake up agents from those computers? would that be OK or enough?

 

Any idea or direction would be appreciated.

 

El mensaje fue editado por: dnf on 17/10/12 3:05:23 CDT
  • rackroyd McAfee Mentor 956 posts since
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    1. Oct 17, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to dnf)
    Re: Update dat file only during weekend

    Why not just schedule a daily update task for them run setting it only to start on the weekend days ?

    You can configure to that level easily in the task setup.

     

    There's no need to be disabling agent-server comms which in itself wil not cause an update to occur.

    Just give them a suitable task and make sure that other update tasks are not applied to these machines.

  • rackroyd McAfee Mentor 956 posts since
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    3. Oct 17, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to dnf)
    Re: Update dat file only during weekend

    The communication is just a conduit for many things. It does not intrinsically make an update happen for example - that would come from a task transmitted via the communication from the ePO server.

    Basically when you set up a task on the ePO server console, this task does not normally propagate to the local client until next agent-server communication happens.

    After that the local machine keeps a cached copy of the task and launches it based on its own internal scheduler.

     

    The purpose of the communication is to synch up tasks and policies with the values you set in the ePO console, but it is the local machine which actually applies those changes.

  • rackroyd McAfee Mentor 956 posts since
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    5. Oct 17, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to dnf)
    Re: Update dat file only during weekend

    I'm not sure how better to describe it, sorry.

    The basic steps would be:

     

    1. Make an update task in the task catalog.

    (menu-policy-client task catalog)

    (New Task - Product Update)

     

    2.  From the system tree select the group the task will be assigned to.

    (System tree  - Assigned Client Tasks)

     

    3. Under Actions, select New Client Task Assignement.

     

    4. Under task to schedule select McAfee Agent - Product Update - <task object you made in step (1)>

     

    5. Click <next> to set the schedule, for you choose weekly & select Saturday and Sunday as the run days.

     

    6. Save it. Task will be sent to the client of the group selected in (2) on the next agent-server comms and will run at the scheduled time.

  • rackroyd McAfee Mentor 956 posts since
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    7. Oct 17, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to dnf)
    Re: Update dat file only during weekend

    The task catalog part is new for ePO 4.6, yes.

     

    The detail is in the ePO 4.6 Product guide, chapter 16 - 'Using Tasks to Manage Products and Systems'

     

     

    Rgds,

     

    Rob.

  • HerbSmith Apprentice 92 posts since
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    9. Nov 14, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to dnf)
    Re: Update dat file only during weekend

    Use Tags.

    Tags the machines you want to just update on the weekend.

    For your existing Update task,  Add the tag to the excluded list, so the task will not run on machines with the tag

     

    Then create a new update task.  Configure it to run weekly on just the days you want.  Then add the tag to the list of run with this tag.

     

    Tags are very useful and flexible.

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