How to Create a Software based policy to deploy the AM and RC Agent Plugins to Machines that have already been pushed the Sd Agent and then to Reboot the machines.

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Issue/Introduction

CA Client Automation allows you to create Software Based Policies to automate the deployment of Software.

next, you select a piece of Software and a Group to apply it to.

This will push out Software to an Agent when a certain criteria is met.



How to Create a Software based policy to deploy the AM and RC Agent Plugins

to Machines that have already been pushed the SD Agent and then to Reboot the machines ?

Environment

CA Client Automation - All Versions

Resolution

First create a Query that finds All machines that have an SD Agent installed but do not have an AM or RC Agent plugin installed.

Right Client Queries – New

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Double click Computers – Expand General Information and select Agent Component –

Select SDAgent in the first drop down and either uncheck the version box or select the appropriate version and click  OK.

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Under Boolean operators select And Not( and then select Agent Component – RCAgent,

click OK and select Boolean operator OR and select Agent Component AMAgent followed by )

and click OK and Name the query:

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Now create a dynamic group based on that query:

Right click on Computers and users and select new – Group

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Enter a name for the group and select the query Tab and select the query previously made and click OK.

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Now under policies right click on Software Based Policies and select New Software Policy.

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Click Next and under All Software select the Asset management plugin and Remote Control plugin packages.

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Click Next and select the group you previously created

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Check the box to open advanced policy settings and click Finish

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Select the Evaluation Tab and check the Enable Add-hoc target evaluation.

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Select the jobs tab and the procedure Options tab below and select Restart machine after last job for

 

Boot level after execution and click ok.

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