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What is client locking and how does it affect TEM Clients?

Technote (troubleshooting)


Client locking allows computers or groups of computers to be excluded from the effects of Fixlet actions.

Resolving the problem

Client locking allows computers or groups of computers to be excluded from running Actions. This could be useful, for example, if certain development computers need to be excluded from changes or updates. It also provides a technique for testing new Actions on a limited set of unlocked computers, while keeping the network locked down.

To lock or unlock a computer, right-click on a machine or group of machines and click Edit Computer Settings. In the Edit Computer Settings dialog box, click the check mark to lock or unlock machines.

With the Maintenance Window Dashboard, maintenance windows can be set and enforced for TEM Clients. The Task "Enforce Maintenance Window with Client Locking" will become applicable on machines that are locked and currently in a maintenance window as well as machines that are unlocked and currently outside of a maintenance window. The Task also locks machines that are outside of their maintenance window and unlocks machines that are currently in their maintenance window if the machines are not already locked or unlocked respectively.

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 1506105

Modified date: 25 September 2014