- Network settings (Proxy and language)
- Per-computer settings
- Workstation and servers settings
Initially, all computers in the Groups tree inherit the settings established in the All root node. The All root node has the default settings for the aforementioned four types of settings.
Once settings are assigned to a group, they will be applied to the computers in the group immediately and automatically, in accordance with the inheritance rules described later. In turn, the settings are applied to the computers in just a few seconds.
Automatic settings assignment vs Manual settings assignment
To prevent settings being applied to all inferior levels in the Groups tree, or to assign different settings to a certain computer in part of the tree, it is also possible to manually assign settings to groups or individual computers.
So, once settings profiles have been created, they can be assigned to computers in two different ways:
The administrator directly assigns profiles to computers or groups. Once settings profiles have been created, there are three ways of assigning them:
- From the Computers tab, through the Groups tree shown in the panel on the left.
- From the Computers tab, selecting the computer details in the list of computers and then the Settings option:
- From the Settings tab, at the profile itself when it is created or edited.
Indirect assigning of settings is applied through inheritance, which allows automatic deployment of a settings profile to all computers in the node to which the settings have been applied.
Profile assignation rules
The rules that govern the
- Automatic inheritance rule: A group or computers automatically
inheritsthe settings of the parent group or one above it in the hierarchy.
- Manual priority rule: Manually assigned profiles have priority over inherited ones.
The settings assigned to a group (manual or inherited) are applied to all branches of the
This way, when the system detects a change to the settings that