Execution Frequency "OnGoing" - If sett will policies run at each check-in or only if changes to policy?

GetCart3r
New Contributor III

If we set a policy Execution Frequency to "OnGoing" will the script only apply the policy if there has been a change or not already applied to the computer?

If we have software or a configuration in place and set it to ongoing at "Recurring Check-in" will it only apply the policy once and just check if there are changes?

For example, I'd like to leave some of the software installs or preference policies available for Jamf Self Service in case they need to reinstall the option or if they make changes to something and they want the ability to re-apply the policy. Also maybe it's software we require to be installed and they remove it then the policy would kick in to re-install.

Just curious if it will keep re-installing the same policy over and over if left to "OnGoing" with "Recurring Check-in"?

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DBrowning
Valued Contributor

If the policy is set to a frequency of On Going and Recurring Check-in it will run the policy every time the computer checks in.

What we do is, if you are pushing an app, have one policy that is set to Once per computer. Another that is set to On Going, but do not put a trigger (i.e. Recurring Check-in). This way it will be available in SS whenever they want.

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DBrowning
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If the policy is set to a frequency of On Going and Recurring Check-in it will run the policy every time the computer checks in.

What we do is, if you are pushing an app, have one policy that is set to Once per computer. Another that is set to On Going, but do not put a trigger (i.e. Recurring Check-in). This way it will be available in SS whenever they want.

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GetCart3r
New Contributor III

Thanks @DBrowning figured this was the case. I've created some policies so they would be in SS in case needed as I didn't want to set to ongoing and applying a full application at each check-in.