Normal mode is used to control the creation, configuration, and installation of devices, policies, and objects. It helps to ensure that only one administrator can make changes to an element at one time.
When normal mode is enabled, individual devices and policy packages can be locked, as well as entire ADOMs. When an individual device or policy package is locked, other administrators can only lock the ADOM that contains the locked device or policy package by disconnecting the administrator that locked it and thus breaking the lock.
Devices and policy packages can only be added if the entire ADOM is locked.
Individual devices cannot be locked if ADOMs are in advanced mode (ADOM device modes).
The entire ADOM must be locked to create a script, but the script can be run directly on a device when only the device is locked. See Run a script.