File Group by User Tab

You can use the File Group by User tab to group administrative actions based on user access.

Using the File Groups by User tab you can:

  • Associate users and user groups to file groups.
  • Change user, user group, and computer options.
  • Send updates to computers.
  • Synchronize local users, user groups, and domain member information.
  • View indirect file group assignments.

The File Groups by User tab consists of the following panels:

  • Users, Groups, Computers and Domains
  • File Groups

The following table describes the key elements in the Users, Groups, Computers and Domains panel:

Name Description
Users, Groups, Computers and Domains field Type a name to add to the list of available users, groups, computers, and domains.
Add Adds a name to the list of users, groups, computers, and domains names.
Users; Groups; Computers; Domains check box Includes or excludes from the list of available users, groups, computers, and domains.
Users, groups, computers and domains list Lists the selected users, groups, computers, and domains.

The following table describes the key elements in the File Groups panel:

List Name Description
Authorized Lists authorized files groups for the user or user group selected from the list. This list may include indirect authorizations created by parent-child relationships.
Not Authorized Lists files groups not authorized for the user or user group selected from the list.
Indirectly Authorized through Domain Groups Lists file groups and domain user groups that specify the domain user groups that indirectly authorize other file groups to the user or user group selected from the list.

You can expand and collapse the hierarchy structure for an object in the Name column, to browse for the specific users or user groups that you want to create file group assignments for.

The following table describes the key elements in the Users, Groups, Computers and Domains list:

Column Description
Name The name of the user, user group, computer, or domain.
Location Windows domain; only for computers or domains.
Type Description of the list item like computer, global user, domain, and so on.
  • Assigning File Groups to Users
    After creating file groups and parent-child relationships you want to use, you can assign file groups to users or user groups.
  • Removing File Groups from Users
    You can remove file group assignments by user or user group.
  • Changing the User Explorer Options
    You can access the Default Options tool from the User Explorer using a shortcut menu.
  • Synchronizing Local Users and User Groups
    An administrator must manually import and synchronize local user and user groups to add them to the database, when the users and groups are not part of the existing domain. This can be done through the User Explorer module (when Application Control is set up) or the Synchronize Domain Members tool.