You can create a new assigned agent wake up client task that runs on a schedule that you define. Assign it using tags or apply to the particular container in system tree. You can also modify the existing wake up task if you have one. Please see "Assigned Client Tasks" in System Tree.
When should an assigned policy actually apply?
Creating a task like this seems to be a work around. It should apply normally, if assigned - how long should it take for the policy to apply normally without any workaround?
Agent checks for new policies and tasks and downloads them during its scheduled agent to server communication interval (ASCI).
Agent to server communication time is configured in the McAfee Agent policy.
My agent policy has ASCI set for 5 minutes, but this doesn't apply the assigned policy (that has been set from a Tag) in that time.
Even doing a Check/Enforce new policies on the client device doesn't work in this case.
Only doing a "full" wake up from the server seems to apply the policy.