What's New

This section covers new features, enhancements, improvements or compatibility updates included in Workspace Control 2022.2 (version 10.9.30.0).

New Enhancements and Improvements

The following enhancements and/or improvements are part of this version of Workspace Control:

Export Execute Commands to CSV file

Execute commands can start external non-Workspace Control tasks or applications during user sign-in or sign-out. Execute commands are found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Execute Command.

Execute commands can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Execute Command > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Environment Variables to CSV file

Environment variables are variables set in the memory of the user's workstation or session. The Environment Variables feature enables to set or modify environment variables based on various types of access control. The feature is found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Environment Variables.

Environment variables can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Environment Variables > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Drive and Port Mappings to CSV file

It is possible to create drive and port mappings based on Access Control. Drive and port mappings are found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Files and Folders > Drive and Port Mappings.

Drive and port mappings can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Drive and Port Mappings > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Drive Substitutes to CSV file

For some (legacy) applications it may still be necessary to use a fixed drive letter. You can substitute drives to create the drive needed. Drive substitutes found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Files and Folders > Drive Substitutes.

Drive substitutes can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Drive Substitutes > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Folder Redirections to CSV file

Folder redirection enables administrators to redirect the location of certain user profile folders to a different path, such as a shared network location. Folder redirections are found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Files and Folders > Folder Redirection.

Folder redirections can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Folder Redirection > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Folder Synchronizations to CSV file

Folder Synchronization synchronizes files in two designated folders, in order to ensure that the correct set of files and folders is available in the user's workspace. Folder synchronizations are found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Files and Folders > Folder Synchronization.

Folder synchronizations can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Folder Synchronization > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export User Home Directory to CSV file

The User Home Directory feature enables the configuration of a template of the files and folders that are needed to be present in or copied to the user's home directory. The feature is found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Files and Folders > User Home Directory.

User Home Directory settings can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > User Home Directory > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Printers to CSV file

The Printers feature enables the configuration of printer connections and makes printers available depending on the physical location of the user's machine. Printers are set up in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Printers.

Printers configurations can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Printers > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export User Profile Directory to CSV file

The User Home Directory feature enables the configuration of a template of the files and folders that are needed to be present in or copied to the user's profile directory. The feature is found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > Files and Folders > User Profile Directory.

User Profile Directory settings can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > User Profile Directory > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export User Registry to CSV file

The User Registry feature enables the set up of registry keys and policies for users or groups, based on their specific situations and needs. The feature is found in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Action By Type > User Registry.

User registry configurations can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > User Registry > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

Export Audit Trail to CSV file

The Audit Trail shows detailed information about all modifications in your Workspace Control environment, including the installation of Service Packs (if applicable). The feature is found in the Workspace Control Console, under Diagnostics > Audit Trail.

The Audit Trail information can now be exported to a CSV file using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click in the right-side pane and select Export to file from the context-menu.

  • From the main menu, select Action > Audit Trail > Export to file.

  • From the main toolbar, select the (Export to file) button.

  • Using the pwrtech command line:
    pwrtech.exe /exportlog /type=audittrail /output=<output filepath>.

For more details on exporting the Audit Trail, see the Workspace Control Administration Guide.

Authorized Owners improvements

Authorized Owners details are now visible in the Workspace Control Console, under the Diagnostics node:

  • User Sessions > Event Log;

  • User Sessions > Workspace Model Overview — under Security section;

For more details on Authorized Owners, see the Workspace Control Administration Guide.

Authorized Certificates improvements

Authorized Certificates details are now visible in the Workspace Control Console, under the Diagnostics node:

  • User Sessions > Event Log;

  • User Sessions > Workspace Model Overview — under Security section;

For more details on Authorized Certificates, see the Workspace Control Administration Guide.

Deprecated Management Portal

The Management Portal integration of Workspace Control is now a deprecated feature and is no longer actively developed.

The Management Portal is a separate installation and the Management Portal integration is found in the Workspace Control Console, under Setup > Management Portal.