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Current Settings for Multiple Users

Create a batch job that can include multiple Current Settings tasks, which you can apply to either all users in a Personalization or Active Directory (AD) group or to specific targeted users.

The AD group information in the database comes from endpoint machines. When a user logs on using a version 10.0 or later endpoint, the endpoint provides a list of the AD groups to which the user belongs. Endpoints running earlier versions of Environment Manager do not provide this information, so in a newly-upgraded system there is no AD group information at all, and selecting users by AD group is not possible. As the endpoints are upgraded to version 10.0 or later and users log on, the database receives AD group information about the users and searching for AD groups works.

In this section:

Delete All Current Settings for Groups for Multiple Users

Perform a quick task to delete all current settings, registry items, or file and folder items for selected Windows Settings or Application Groups for multiple users.

  1. In the Home page, click Current Settings Multi-User Ops.

    The Multi-User Ops > Current Settings dialog displays. It lists the names and contents of Windows Settings and Application groups.

  2. In the table of configuration groups, select whether to delete current settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group.
  3. Under Quick Tasks, select the Delete option, and then select one of the following options:
    • all current settings
    • all registry items
    • all file/folder items
  4. If you are deleting settings for Windows Settings Groups, select the appropriate Windows Settings option(s) in a second select box, for example:
    • all windows settings groups
    • Taskbar and Start Menu
    • IE10+ Cookies and History
    • Windows Desktop:

    You can delete current settings for single or multiple Windows Settings Groups.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Specify the users to whom the deletion applies as follows:
    • To apply to all users in a Personalization Group, select the group in the drop-down and click Add all to targets.

      Master Administrators have the additional option to apply the change to all users in all Personalization Groups. For Administrators, this option applies to all their assigned Personalization groups.

    • To apply to specific users:
      1. select a Personalization Group in the drop-down.
      2. The table below is populated with the members of the group.

        If required, refine the results by searching for Active Directory users and groups. The users available for selection are those running version 10.0 and higher.

      3. Select the checkboxes for one or more users in the group in the table below, and click Add selected to targets.

      Your selections are added to the Targets table.

  7. To add custom actions for another group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  8. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.

    The dialog displays the Task Summary of the actions you created and the users and groups that you targeted.

  9. In the Options section, enter a name for the task in the text box.
  10. Select an Execution Option:
    • Execute immediately - Adds the task to the task queue for execution.
    • Defer - Select a deferral period (in hours) in the drop-down.
  11. Click Finish.

    A success message displays. Depending on the execution option, your task is added to either the execution queue or the deferred queue.

 

Delete File or Folder Settings for Multiple Users

Add a delete action to a custom task to remove files or folder settings for Windows Settings or Application Groups. You can combine multiple file, folder, and registry actions in a single custom task.

  1. In the Home page, click Current Settings Multi-User Ops.

    The Multi-User Ops > Current Settings dialog displays. It lists the names and contents of Windows Settings and Application groups.

  2. In the table of configuration groups, select whether to delete settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group.
  3. Under Custom Tasks, select Manually edit current settings for selected group.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Available Actions drop-down, select one the following options:
    • Delete file
    • Delete folder path
  6. Enter the path for the file or folder in the text box (wildcards are supported) and click Add action to task.

    The action is added to the Actions in Task list.

  7. To add custom actions for another Application or Windows Settings group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  8. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.
  9. Specify the users to whom the deletion applies as follows:
    • To apply to all users in a Personalization Group, select the group in the drop-down and click Add all to targets.

      Master Administrators have the additional option to apply the change to all users in all Personalization Groups. For Administrators, this option applies to all their assigned Personalization groups.

    • To apply to specific users:
      1. select a Personalization Group in the drop-down.
      2. The table below is populated with the members of the group.

        If required, refine the results by searching for Active Directory users and groups. The users available for selection are those running version 10.0 and higher.

      3. Select the checkboxes for one or more users in the group in the table below, and click Add selected to targets.

      Your selections are added to the Targets table.

  10. To add custom actions for another group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  11. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.

    The dialog displays the Task Summary of the actions you created and the users and groups that you targeted.

  12. In the Options section, enter a name for the task in the text box.
  13. Select an Execution Option:
    • Execute immediately - Adds the task to the task queue for execution.
    • Defer - Select a deferral period (in hours) in the drop-down.
  14. Click Finish.

    A success message displays. Depending on the execution option, your task is added to either the execution queue or the deferred queue.

Delete Registry Key Settings for Multiple Users

Create a custom task to delete a registry key and all its subkeys from the settings for a Windows Settings or Application Group. You can combine multiple file, folder, and registry actions in a single custom task.

  1. In the Home page, click Current Settings Multi-User Ops.

    The Multi-User Ops > Current Settings dialog displays. It lists the names and contents of Windows Settings and Application Groups.

  2. In the table of configuration groups, select whether to delete registry key settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group.
  3. Under Custom Tasks, select Manually edit current settings for selected group.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Available Actions drop-down select Delete registry key and all its subkeys.
  6. Enter the path for the registry key and click Add action to task.

    The action is added to the Actions in Task list.

  7. To add custom actions for another Applications or Windows Settings group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  8. When you have added all the required actions, clickNext.
  9. Specify the users to whom the deletion applies as follows:
    • To apply to all users in a Personalization Group, select the group in the drop-down and click Add all to targets.

      Master Administrators have the additional option to apply the change to all users in all Personalization Groups. For Administrators, this option applies to all their assigned Personalization groups.

    • To apply to specific users:
      1. select a Personalization Group in the drop-down.
      2. The table below is populated with the members of the group.

        If required, refine the results by searching for Active Directory users and groups. The users available for selection are those running version 10.0 and higher.

      3. Select the checkboxes for one or more users in the group in the table below, and click Add selected to targets.

      Your selections are added to the Targets table.

  10. To add custom actions for another group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  11. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.

    The dialog displays the Task Summary of the actions you created and the users and groups that you targeted.

  12. In the Options section, enter a name for the task in the text box.
  13. Select an Execution Option:
    • Execute immediately - Adds the task to the task queue for execution.
    • Defer - Select a deferral period (in hours) in the drop-down.
  14. Click Finish.

    A success message displays. Depending on the execution option, your task is added to either the execution queue or the deferred queue.

 

Delete Registry Value Settings for Multiple Users

Create a custom task to delete a registry value from the settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group. You can combine multiple file, folder, and registry actions in a single custom task.

  1. In the Home page, click Current settings Multi-User Ops.

    The Multi-User Ops >Current Settings dialog displays. It lists the names and contents of Windows Settings and Application groups.

  2. In the table of configuration groups, select whether to delete registry value settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group.
  3. Under Custom Tasks, select Manually edit current settings for selected group.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Available Actions drop-down select Delete registry value.
  6. Enter the path for registry key and the value name, and then click Add action to task.

    The action is added to the Actions in Task list.

  7. To add custom actions for another Applications or Windows Settings group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  8. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.
  9. Specify the users to whom the deletion applies as follows:
    • To apply to all users in a Personalization Group, select the group in the drop-down and click Add all to targets.

      Master Administrators have the additional option to apply the change to all users in all Personalization Groups. For Administrators, this option applies to all their assigned Personalization groups.

    • To apply to specific users:
      1. select a Personalization Group in the drop-down.
      2. The table below is populated with the members of the group.

        If required, refine the results by searching for Active Directory users and groups. The users available for selection are those running version 10.0 and higher.

      3. Select the checkboxes for one or more users in the group in the table below, and click Add selected to targets.

      Your selections are added to the Targets table.

  10. To add custom actions for another group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  11. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.

    The dialog displays the Task Summary of the actions you created and the users and groups that you targeted.

  12. In the Options section, enter a name for the task in the text box.
  13. Select an Execution Option:
    • Execute immediately - Adds the task to the task queue for execution.
    • Defer - Select a deferral period (in hours) in the drop-down.
  14. Click Finish.

    A success message displays. Depending on the execution option, your task is added to either the execution queue or the deferred queue.

Edit Registry Value Settings for Multiple Users

Create a custom task to change a registry value in the settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group. You can combine multiple file, folder, and registry actions in a single custom task.

  1. In the Home page, click Current Settings Multi-User Ops.

    The Multi-User Ops >Current Settings dialog displays. It lists the names and contents of Windows Settings and Application groups.

  2. In the table of configuration groups, select whether to edit registry value settings for Windows Settings Groups or an Application Group.
  3. Under Custom Tasks, select Manually edit current settings for selected group.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Available Actions drop-down select Edit registry value.
  6. Enter the path for registry key and the value name.
  7. Select the value type from the drop-down and enter the new value.
  8. Click Add action to task.

    The action is added to the Actions in Task list.

  9. To add custom actions for another Applications or Windows Settings group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  10. When you have added all the required actions, clickNext.
  11. Specify the users to whom the change applies as follows:
    • To apply to all users in a Personalization Group, select the group in the drop-down and click Add all to targets.

      Master Administrators have the additional option to apply the change to all users in all Personalization Groups. For Administrators, this option applies to all their assigned Personalization groups.

    • To apply to specific users:
      1. select a Personalization Group in the drop-down.
      2. The table below is populated with the members of the group.

        If required, refine the results by searching for Active Directory users and groups. The users available for selection are those running version 10.0 and higher.

      3. Select the checkboxes for one or more users in the group in the table below, and click Add selected to targets.

      Your selections are added to the Targets table.

  12. To add custom actions for another group, click Manage Another Group.

    You return to the current settings dialog, where you can select another group.

  13. When you have added all the required actions, click Next.

    The dialog displays the Task Summary of the actions you created and the users and groups that you targeted.

  14. In the Options section, enter a name for the task in the text box.
  15. Select an Execution Option:
    • Execute immediately - Adds the task to the task queue for execution.
    • Defer - Select a deferral period (in hours) in the drop-down.
  16. Click Finish.

    A success message displays. Depending on the execution option, your task is added to either the execution queue or the deferred queue.

Example: Create a multi-user task to edit registry key values in a Windows Settings group for all users in all Personalization Groups.

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