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Manually apply agent policy

Is it possible to manually apply an agent policy during install? My customer is not allowed to have their agents download policies from the Beacon server due to regulatory compliance regulations. I need to know how I can get policy files to each agent another way upon initial agent installation.

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Flexera
Flexera

Re: Manually apply agent policy

Hi Sean,

You can update the agent configuration at install using the MGGSETUP.ini file as detailed here:

https://docs.flexera.com/FlexNetManagerSuite2020R2/EN/GatherFNInv/index.html#SysRef/FlexNetInventory...

I would suggest that the agent configuration may need to change over time, and doing this via controlled Beacon policy is the correct way to do this, particualrly if there is a large number of agents to re-configure.

I'd also think that as both the Beacon and Agents are typically on-premise, there is reduced risk. The agent to beacon communications can also be configured for encrypted communications via HTTPS and over TLS1.2

I'm not aware of your environment configuration, but this may be worth revisting?

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Re: Manually apply agent policy

Policy can be manually applied on a computer by running the "mgspolicy" agent command.

On Windows, this command should be run using an account local administrator rights to update policy from the specified beacon URL:

"c:\Program Files (x86)\ManageSoft\Policy Client\mgspolicy.exe" -t Machine -o DownloadRootURL=http://your-beacon/ManageSoftDL -o UILevel=Auto

 On UNIX-like operation systems, run the command using root rights:

/opt/managesoft/bin/mgspolicy -t Machine -o DownloadRootURL=http://your-beacon/ManageSoftDL

 (Adjust the path to mgspolicy as appropriate based on the agent installation directory you have used.)

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Re: Manually apply agent policy

Thanks Chris, but the problem is that network communication from the agent to the Beacon for Download will be blocked, so the mgspolicy command won't work.
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Re: Manually apply agent policy

OK. I'm not really sure I understand the question or line of thought behind this question then. Policies come from beacons, so if a device cannot connect to a beacon then it can't get policy updates.

Is there some other place that you're thinking it would be possible to get policies from that would work for this environment that you are working in?
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