Executing a policy by using the Policy Run Wizard

A policy run instructs the ESM agent to gather security data by executing the modules contained in the policy. You can then view the results of the policy run in the ESM console. The Policy Run Wizard lets you start or schedule a policy run. It leads you through each step of the process and helps you quickly ensure that the policy run contains the policy and modules that you want to be run on a specific agent or domain.

To create a policy run

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Access the Policy Run Wizard by clicking its icon on the toolbar. Alternatively, right-click a policy and click Policy Run Wizard.

    • Right-click the Policy Runs node, and then click New.

  2. Click the ESM manager that initiates the policy run, and then click Next.

  3. Click the policy that you want to execute, and then click Next.

  4. Click the modules that you want to include in the policy run, and click Next.

  5. Click the domain on which you want to execute the policy run. You can only select one domain per policy run.

  6. Click the agents on which you want to run the policy.

  7. Type or select a maximum policy run message count, or check No message count limit.

  8. Check Enable LiveUpdate for the agents in this policy run if you want to enable LiveUpdate.

    When you enable LiveUpdate, the selected agents are updated with the Security Update that you have installed on the computer.

  9. Review your selections, then click Finish to start the policy run or to schedule the policy run to start later.