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Ivanti Application Control is the new name for AppSense Application Manager

Application Control Console

The console enables you to create, view, edit, and save configurations for Application Control. The console includes the Configuration Profiler, which you can use to review the probable effect of the configuration on users. The Rules Analyzer function allows you to record the actual effect of the configuration on users on an endpoint that has the Application Control agent installed and running. The Endpoint Analysis tool allows you to record application usage, and to catalog installed application usage on an endpoint that has the Application Control agent installed.

Console Elements

File Tab Application Menu

The Application menu provides options for managing configurations, including create new, open existing, save, and to import and export configurations.

Option Description
New Creates a new default configuration which is locked for editing.
Open Opens an existing configuration (AAMP format) from one of the following locations:
  • Live configuration on this computer
  • Configuration from the Management Center
  • Configuration file on a local or network drive
  • Configuration from System Center Configuration Manager
  • Configuration from Group Policy
A live configuration is located on a computer that has an Application Control agent installed and running.
Save Saves the configuration in one of the following states:
  • Save and continue editing - saves the configuration and keeps it locked while open for editing. Any changes that have been made are not committed to the configuration and it cannot be deployed while locked.
  • Save and unlock - saves the configuration and unlocks it ready for deployment. The current configuration closes and a new default configuration opens.
  • Unlock without saving - unlocks the configuration without saving changes. The current configuration closes and a new default configuration opens.
Save As Saves the configuration with a new name to one of the following locations:
  • Live configuration on this computer
  • Configuration in the Management Center
  • Configuration file on a local or network drive
  • Configuration in System Center Configuration Manager - Saves your configuration to the specified System Center Configuration Manager server.
  • Configuration in Group Policy - Creates the configuration in a selected Group Policy Store.
A live configuration is located on a computer that has an Application Control agent installed and running. If using a Microsoft Windows operating system with UAC enabled, you must ensure that you open the console with administrator privileges.
Import & Export
  • Imports a configuration from MSI format, usually legacy configurations which have been exported and saved from legacy consoles.
  • Exports a configuration to MSI format.
Exit Closes the console. You are prompted to save any changes you have made to the current configuration.
Preferences Allows you to choose whether to show the splash screen on startup.

Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access toolbar provides quick functionality for managing the configuration setup, such as Save, Save and Unlock, Undo, Redo, and navigation to previously and next displayed views.

Quick Access Toolbar Options

Option Description
Save Saves changes to the configuration. The configuration will remain locked if opened from the Management Center.
Save and unlock Saves changes and unlocks the configuration. These changes can now be deployed from the Management Center.
Undo Clears the action history. Up to 20 previous actions are listed. Select the point at which you want to clear the actions. The action selected and all proceeding actions are undone.
Redo Re-applies the cleared action history. Up to 20 cleared actions are listed. Select the point at which you want to redo the actions. The action selected and all subsequent actions are redone.
Back Navigates back through the views visited in this session.
  Forward Navigate forward through the views visited this session.

Manage the Quick Access Toolbar

You can configure the Quick Access toolbar to display the commands you use the most and to change its position in the console:

  • To add a command to the Quick Access Toolbar, right-click the ribbon button or file menu option and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.
  • To remove a toolbar item, right-click it and select Remove From Quick Access Toolbar.
  • To display the toolbar below a ribbon, right-click a ribbon or the toolbar and select Show Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon.

Help

The Help ribbon includes a Help button that launches the Help for the product and displays the topic relating to the current area of the console in view. A smaller icon for launching the Help displays at the far right of the console, level with the ribbon tabs, for convenience when the Home ribbon is not in view. You can also press F1 to launch the Help topic for the current view. The ribbon also contains the About button, which you click to display the product version and build number, and buttons to visit the Ivanti website and to contact Support.

Navigation Pane

The Navigation pane consists of the navigation tree and navigation buttons. The navigation tree is the area for managing nodes of the configuration. The navigation buttons allow you to view the different areas of the console.

Work Area

The Work Area provides the main area for managing the settings of the configuration and product. The contents of the work area vary according to the selected nodes in the navigation tree and the selected navigation buttons. Sometimes the work area is split into two panes. For example, one pane can provide a summary of the settings in the other pane.

Additional Console Features:

  • Shortcut Menu — right-click shortcuts are available in the navigation tree and some areas of the console.
  • Drag and Drop — this feature is available in some branches of the navigation tree.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste — these actions can be performed using the buttons in the Edit ribbon, shortcut menu options, and also using keyboard shortcuts.
  • Recommended screen resolution for the console is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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