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Configuring the targeted agent settings for Mac

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The targeted agent settings policy lets you configure the general parameters that control the Symantec Management Agent. These parameters include how the agent communicates with Notification Server . You can apply these settings to particular groups of computers. For example, some groups of computers may have different purposes, or you may want to treat servers differently from other managed computers. You can modify the default policies that are supplied with Notification Server or create your own targeted agent settings policies.

See About configuring the Symantec Management Agent for Mac

The targeted agent settings policies supplied with Notification Server are as follows:

  • All desktop computers (excluding site servers)

  • All site servers

  • All Mac OS X servers

If you want to specify some configuration settings that apply to all Symantec Management Agents on all managed computers, configure the global agent settings policy.

See Configuring the global agent settings for Mac

To configure the targeted agent settings for Mac

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Agents/Plug-ins > Targeted Agent Settings.

  2. In the left pane, do one of the following:

    • To create a new targeted agent settings policy, click Create new.

    • To modify an existing targeted agent settings policy, click the policy that you want to edit.

  3. To set or change the policy name, click Rename.

    In the Rename Item dialog box, type the new name, and then click OK.

  4. In the right pane, make the appropriate configuration settings on the following tabs:


    General settings include the policy download and inventory collection frequencies, and the computers, users, or resource targets to which the policy applies.


    If the Symantec Management Agent for Mac is installed, this tab is available and provides general settings for managed Mac computers.


    Download settings control how each agent downloads packages during software deliveries. You can enable multicast downloads and configure multicast for both master sessions and client sessions.

    You can override these settings for individual software delivery policies and tasks.

    For more information, see the topics about Software Management settings in the Software Management Solution Help.


    Blockout periods are times when all communication between the agent and Notification Server is disabled. You can set up any number of blockout periods.

    User Control

    The user control settings are the options that affect what the user of the managed computer can see.


    Lets you specify an alternate URL that the Symantec Management Agent can use to access Notification Server, and turn on the power management feature. Also, lets you distribute SSL certificate to set up HTTPS communication between agents and Notification Server.

    For more information, click the page and then press F1.

  5. (Optional) To restore the policy to its default settings, click Restore Defaults.

  6. Click Save changes.