[Support Tip] - How to disable automatic agent installation when policies are deployed
The management server automatically installs or updates agents when you deploy policies. If you deploy a policy that requires a newer version of the agent than the one that is currently installed on the node, the management server automatically creates a job to first deploy the latest agent packages to the node. This feature can be disabled if, for example, you prefer to install agents manually.
If you disable this feature, a policy deployment job fails if the policy requires a version of the agent that is newer than the current version installed on the node. In this case, you must deploy the agent packages from the console, or you can install the latest agent on a node manually.
Automatic agent installation can be disabled as follows:
1. In the console tree, right-click Operations Manager, and then click Configure Server. (The Server Configuration dialog box appears.)
2. Select the Expert Mode check box.
3. Click Namespace, and then click Policy Management and Deployment. (A list of values appears.)
4. Set the value of Automatic agent upgrade to False.
5. Click OK.
NOTE: To re-enable automatic agent upgrade, set Automatic agent upgrade back to True