About Policy Configuration

An Environment Manager Policy configuration determines the behavior which applies to a machine or user based on a set of conditions. The conditions are applied to various trigger points, such as a user logging on or a process starting. Once a set of conditions is met, actions are applied to perform the required behavior.

By creating a configuration, a policy of computer usage can be defined, specifying what users have access to, how they access it and what they can subsequently do with it. Using the hierarchical structure allows an execution order to be set for the configuration, creating a logical flow of computer and user actions.

Settings can be applied to whole organizations, setting general preferred behaviors or be more specific; disabling one option in an application for a particular user.

Policy Configurations are built using the framework provided in the Policy Configuration tree within the Environment Manager console.

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