Addigy's Policies provides you with a way to structure software to be deployed and managed in a hierarchy. You may want to create a top-level policy to deploy certain software to all organizations/locations you manage, while having very specific software for the Marketing department, as a child policy. You may choose to simply add software from the Public Catalog or add custom software via pkg or shell files.

Install Order

Child policy items do not necessarily install before parent policy items. Policy Items are pushed out in this order,

  • MDM Configurations (Prior to 3/30/2020, MDM Configurations were deployed last.) 

  • Addigy utils (Lan-cache, FileVault-Manager, ScreenConnect)

  • Software/Profiles/MS Updates

  • System Updates

  • System Updates With Restarts

Note: Child policies inherit Software, System Updates, MS Updates, Profiles, Monitoring Alerts, and Maintenance from Parent. Child policies do not inherit the Restart Settings option for System Updates, the Application in Use setting for MS Office Updates, Suppressed Updates, integration settings, Apps & Books, MDM enrollment profiles, Automated Device Enrollment, Deployment Schedules. 

Child policies cannot have independent software schedule deployments when there is already a scheduled window for a parent policy.

If you have an Addigy account and have additional questions, you can create a ticket by emailing

Alternatively, you can submit a support request within Addigy.