You could set an exclusion in for the rule, if you already have a smart group with your 2k3 servers in it you could just apply it to the exclusion for targets.
I never heard an exclusion on a Compliance Rule. Could you explain how that is done?
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Hi James, that's probably because I mean exceptions
There are a number of places that you can set your exceptions,
from the individual component itself or as I will show you below from the compliance results
If you show results of the compliance run and select the rule that is causing the issue from rule view, you can right click on the rule and "Set Exception"
From there its a three screen configuration,
1. You have to give the exception a name, and you can provide notes and either define when the exception is due to finish or set it never to expire.
2. Select the rule that you are setting the exception against.
3. Select the components you are going to exclude, as I say you can either select individual components or I think you can select to add a component smart group.
I hope this helps you do what you need to do
Well, as usual, things in BSA are usually easier than I think they are. I was testing the rule that I only want to run on W2K8 Server (exclude W2K3) using the 'Test Compliance Rule' tool and it was consistently giving errors. But when I run the entire Component Template / Compliance job against ALL Targets, it does bypass running the rule on W2K3 Servers. So, it seems, I have the results that I intended to get; was just testing individually from the 'Test Compliance Rule' screen.
Thanks anyway for the suggestion Iain.