Creating a Required Software Policy

The required software policy is designed to distribute and install software to the devices in your organization.

By uploading an installation binary and setting the package name, installation command, and schedule, you can deploy software to an unlimited number of systems.

Note: The current file size limit is 1 GB.

To create a required software policy, follow these steps:

  1. From the main console, click Manage > Policies.
  2. Click Create Policy.
  3. From the Create Policy page, click Required Software > Next.
  4. In the Policy Info area, configure the following:
    1. In the Policy Name field, enter a name for the policy. This field is required.
    2. In the Notes field, enter any notes, if required.
  5. (Optional) Set filters under Device Targeting, as needed.
  6. Complete the Scope section. To do this, enter the required package name and version information as it will appear on the endpoint. This makes it easier to determine if remediation is necessary on the assigned endpoint.
  7. Click Upload File to upload the installation file for the software update.
  8. Use the Installation Command field to create a script for the software installation. This is required if a script is not found on the device.
  9. In the Schedule area, set the patching schedule that will run on the device. The Schedule Preview provides a calendar view of the patching schedule. See Setting a Patching Schedule.
  10. (Optional) Associate this policy with a group by selecting the plus in the upper right of the page and selecting the desired group(s). When the policy is saved, the group is then assigned to the policy.
  11. Click Create Policy.