So I'm trying to be nice with updates now that we're all remote. I'm not just pushing via recurring check-in and not caring if something is running.
So I'm looking at via self service, and allow deferral, but I'm confused by something. By checking "Allow Deferral", does that mean it will force the update after the deferral date happens? I've created the policy, scoped to smart group that is, say, "Zoom out of date" based on Patch Reporting. No trigger is set. Recurrence is set to ongoing, and the policy triggers an inventory. I just enabled in Self Service, set to notify, and then set deferral to say, 5/1/2020 at 7pm.
My question is, does that mean if they don't run it themselves, it'll trigger at 7pm on 5/1/2020? It's super unclear... and I can't seem to find the answer via google.
Self Service will work as you'd expect. When you click the app to update in self service, it will update immediately. The deferral allowed means at X date the update will happen forcefully.
The alternate I have been looking at is Creating a Smart Group then scoping a Policy that allows for deferral of 1, 2, 4hours, 1 day or deadline. This I find is a nice yet firm nudge to update. When you fall into that smart group and the policy starts, you'll get a pop up that asks for permission to start, or select a deferral. If your recurrence is ongoing, it will always be in self service. I have found also that it will try to run more than once. So I set execution to weekly in Options:General
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