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