Enterprise API Examples · Tutorials. See Also: Tutorial for Running Examples. CFEngine Manual. Table of Contents. Table of Contents. CFEngine CFEngine is a configuration management system that provides a framework for.

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Testing policies locallyPrevious: Testing policies locallyUp: Steve, Thanks so much!

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I think that it will become much more popular when it becomes more mature – and then I can use cfengine to install it ; Steve. These can later be integrated at the policy hub to ensure that they are run on all Windows systems.

Several people have suggested I look at Puppet which is something I’ve been doing for the past few weeks.

When we run cf-agent. If we assume the policy server’s IP address is ‘ Now, go to your terminal e. These lines are invalid. System requirementsUp: On the server side, Windows Server and newer is supported. Note that we added the -I option which tells cf-agent. If you’re already using CFEngine you should be familiar with copying files from your central server to your client systems.

In addition, if the server is a domain controller, DomainController is defined. Sorry for the error. You can install the license with the cf-key -l command — you will need to copy over the licensed public key as advised by cf-key -l. Note that if DomainController is defined, then WinServer is also defined, for natural reasons. If the example contains a body common control section, delete it.


Also note the registryvalue function which can be used to read out value data from the registry and act upon it. To allow taking specific actions on different Windows versions, one of the following hard classes is defined. This means it runs in the background and starts with Windows, before any user logs in.

Site hosting provided by Bytemark Hosting. It may be necessary to add a reference to the standard library within the body common control section, and remove the bundlesequence line.

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I think that it will become much more popular when it becomes more mature – and then I can use cfengine to install it. For example, services prone to security issues or errors can easily be given a disabled state.

I’m hoping to get people at my current workplace into using it, since it looks much more high-level and flexible than cfengine, and supports using apt-get to install packages automatically, etc.

On the down side it uses Ruby, isn’t as easy to install on Sarge and is less well known.

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Edit this to your domain, e. Windows share paths double backslashes also need escaping. The total disk consumption is about 70 MBand the memory usage is less than 30 MB. I hope I didn’t complicate things further.

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These promises are encapsulated under the databases: The result of this is that if the autoapt. You didn’t make all those changes last night did you?


CFEngine Enterprise policies use the name, not the display name, due to the need of uniqueness. CFE Enterprise supports all of this, but we will just cover the documejtation in this document.

It is important that the installer is run with Administrative priviliges. Thus, CFEngine can function even if everything else fails your other file systems, your network, and even system binaries and possibly repair problems. The output should look like the following.

Windows special variablesUp: See the CFEngine reference manual for an updated list of supported data types. Instead of specifying the bundle sequence on the command line as it was abovea body common documentationn section can be added to the policy file.

Posted by kev I think that it could be added quite easily though.

You can download both from here:. In order to remove values instead, we just need to adjust the policy slightly, resulting in the following bundle. What is the advantage of autoapt. Note that only one body common control is allowed per agent activation.

Execute the following command: