If I disable a parent PRG (Processing Rule Group), are all children of that PRG disabled? (NETIQKB1945)

  • 7701945
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008


  • If a child PRG is not associated with any computer groups, then it will be disabled along with the parent. This is because the child PRG inherits computer groups from its parent.
  • If a child PRG is associated with computer groups, the child PRGs are not disabled when you disable the root or parent of that group. This function is by design. The reasons for this design are illustrated by the following examples:
    • The parent PRG is associated to computer group A, and the child PRG is associated to computer group B. If the child PRG is disabled together with the parent PRG, then computers in group B will no longer use rules from the child PRG (which is not the intention when disabling the parent PRG).
    • PRG A includes PRG B, and PRG C includes PRG B. (This is an example of a PRG being shared between two others.) If you disable PRG A and implicitly disable PRG B, you will also disable PRG B for computers that use PRG C.

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Formerly known as NETIQKB1945