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File Director Action

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File Director User Settings

The File Director User Settings action allow user-level File Director settings to be set and Session Variables to File Director paths to be created.

At logon, if the user is logged into the File Director client, Environment Manager sets the $(DataNowHome) Session Variable to the user’s File Director directory appended with ’\Home’. If the map point name for the home drive is not Home, an alternative map point name can be specified within the File Director User Settings action.

Further Session Variables can be set to File Director paths, such as the Documents and Favorites directories. Environment Manager Actions and conditions can be created easily using these Session Variables.

Enable File Director User Single Sign On

  1. In the Policy Configuration navigation tree, create a new node or select an existing node from within the Pre-Session or Pre-Desktop Logon sub-triggers.
  2. In the Actions ribbon, select File Director > File Director User Settings.

    The File Director User Settings dialog displays.

  3. Select Enable User Single Sign On to enable single sign on for the user.

    Single Sign On must also be enabled for the machine.

Set Session Variables to File Director Paths

  1. In the Policy Configuration navigation tree, create a new node or select an existing node from within the Pre-Session or Pre-Desktop Logon sub-triggers.
  2. In the Actions ribbon, select File Director > File Director User Settings.

    The File Director User Settings dialog displays.

  3. If the map point name for the home drive is not Home, select Specify alternative map point name used by $(DataNowHome) Session Variable and enter the map point name.
  4. To set further Session Variables to File Director paths, click Add.

    The Select a File Director Session Variable dialog displays.

  5. Select one or more Session Variables to add to the action. Multiple Session Variables can be selected using the Ctrl or Shift keys.
  6. Click OK to add the Session Variables.

    The selected Session Variables are added to the File Director User Settings dialog.

  7. If necessary, modify the Value field to amend the path for each Session Variable.
  8. Click OK to create the action.

File Director Custom Settings

The File Director Custom Settings action allows File Director behavior to be modified for all users. Environment Manager sets the specified endpoint-level settings at computer startup and subsequently starts the File Director service.

The settings below are available.

Caution: Setting values outside of the expected range may introduce unexpected behavior in File Director.

Value Description Unit Range Default File Director
Authentication > Enable Single Sign On Enable Single Sign On for the machine. Single Sign On must be enabled for the endpoint and user. N/A Enabled or Disabled Disabled 3.0 and 3.5
Logging > Circular Logging Enable circular logging. Log files are written to %LOCALAPPDATA%\DataNowLogs. N/A Enabled or Disabled Disabled 3.0 and 3.5
Networking > Auto Throttle Minimum Set the minimum limit for File Director throttling. KBps Any positive value 30 3.0 and 3.5
Networking > Auto Throttle Percentage Set the percentage of the estimated upload pipe that File Director uses. % 0 to 100 100 3.0 and 3.5
Networking > Auto Throttle Retest Interval Set how frequently File Director retests its available upload throttle. The throttle is briefly removed during the test. ms Any positive value 36,000,000 3.0 and 3.5
Network > Advanced > HTTP Connection Request Timeout Set the timeout value for HTTP connection requests. ms Any positive value 60,000 3.0 and 3.5
Network > Advanced > HTTP Name Resolution Timeout Set the timeout for HTTP name resolution. ms Any positive value 0 3.0 and 3.5
Network > Advanced > HTTP Receive Response Timeout Set the timeout for receiving HTTP response to requests. ms Any positive value 60,000 3.0 and 3.5
Network > Advanced > HTTP Send Request Timeout Set the timeout for HTTP send requests. ms Any positive value 60,000 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Disable Default File Exclusions Disable the default file exclusions. N/A Enabled or Disabled Enabled 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Disable Default Folder Exclusions Disable the default folder exclusions. N/A Enabled or Disabled Enabled 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Advanced > Cache Expiry Time Set the default cache expiry time for a folder listing. ms Any positive value 2,000 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Advanced > Failed Upload Retry Time Max Set the maximum time to wait before retrying failed uploads. ms Any positive value 20,000 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Advanced > Failed Upload Retry Time Min Set the minimum time after an upload fails before it is retried. The retry will not occur if the network is unavailable. ms Any positive value 5,000 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Advanced > Offline Mapppoint Timeout Set the map point timeout before it appears offline. s Any positive value 30 3.0 and 3.5
Sync > Advanced > Recycle Server Side Deletions Set whether File Director reflects server side changes by sending local files to the Recycle Bin. N/A Enabled or Disabled Disabled 3.0 and 3.5
Developer > Logon Token Wait Period Set the time at logon that File Director waits for the session token. s Any positive value 60 3.0 and 3.5
Developer > Session Startup Wait Time Set the time that the service waits while trying to initialize a user after logon. s Any positive value 90 3.0 and 3.5

Create a File Director Custom Settings Action

  1. In the Policy Configuration navigation tree, create a new node or select an existing node from within the Computer Startup trigger.

    The File Director Custom Settings action is only available on the Computer Startup trigger.

  2. In the Actions ribbon, select File Director > File Director Custom Settings.

    The File Director Custom Settings dialog displays.

  3. Click Add.

    The Select a File Director Custom Setting dialog displays.

  4. Select one or more custom settings to add and click OK. Multiple settings can be selected using the Ctrl or Shift keys.

    The selected settings are added to the File Director Custom Settings dialog.

  5. To set the value, deselect Use Default and enter a new value.

    Updated settings are displayed in bold.

  6. Click OK to create the action.

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