The targeted agent blockout periods are times when all communication between the Symantec Management Agent and Notification Server is disabled. The Blockouts tab lets you set up any number of blockout periods in a targeted agent settings policy.
Disable communication at startup and after blockouts for up to
Disables the communication between Notification Server and the Symantec Management Agents for a specified period after the computer is turned on and after a blockout period has expired.
This setting prevents all Symantec Management Agents communicating with Notification Server at the same time. For example, at the start of the working day when all the computers are turned on, or after blockouts have finished. The actual time that communication is disabled is a random interval from 0 to the time specified.
The available time zones are as follows:
Use agent time
The times are specified without time zone information, and are applied at the local time at each managed computer. Blockouts start and end at different times depending on the time zones of the managed computers.
Use server time
The times are specified with time zone information, where the time zone offset is that of the server's time zone where the policy is defined. The blockout periods start simultaneously irrespective of time zones, and are compensated for daylight saving.
Coordinate using UTC
The times are specified with time zone information, where the time zone offset is 0. The blockout periods start simultaneously irrespective of time zones and are not affected by daylight saving.
The blockout periods that you want to have available.