Exceptions are the temporary permissions that exempt an asset from following an organizational policy for a specific time period. Make an exception for a valid business reason.
For example, consider a check that verifies whether the latest Microsoft patch is installed on Windows Server 2003. The mailing server administrator may only be able to apply the patch over the weekend. Because applying the patch requires the computer to be restarted, which can have an effect on the mailing infrastructure of the company. Under such a situation, the mailing administrator can request an exception to be made.
The exception management system creates and tracks exceptions in Control Compliance Suite.
Before creating exceptions, complete the settings available in the Settings > General Settings > Exceptions.
The following permissions must be assigned while creating exceptions:
Exception for asset on check or an exception for check on asset
View Asset and View Standard
Exception for control points
Exception for policy on asset or an exception for asset on policy
View Asset and View Policies
Certain predefined roles are required for exceptions.