You might distribute some rules by using Unified Management that are mandatory for all users and all servers. Other rules that you send to managed servers might be suggestions or recommendations that local administrators can override.

The ability of a local administrator to override a rule depends upon the override settings on the rule itself, and the roles and permissions of the user attempting the change. Unified rules become local – that is, no longer subject to Unified Management – under the following circumstances:

  • If you edit a rule on a client server, a confirmation dialog box asks whether you want to override the (unified) rule on this server. If you answer Yes, the rule becomes local on that server.
  • If you edit a rule on the management server, and you change the Servers setting so that one or more client servers are no longer included, the rule is deleted from those client servers. However, if you edit the rule not to include the management server, it becomes local on any client servers that still have it.