Workspace Control 2022.2 (10.9.10.0)

This section covers new features, enhancements, improvements or compatibility updates included in Workspace Control 2022.2 (version 10.9.10.0).

User Voice Feature Requests

Thank you for your support and continued submission of Product Enhancement Requests using the Product Ideas page on the Ivanti Community. These requests are reviewed every week and form a valuable input for the Workspace Control product roadmap. Please continue to submit your ideas and vote for your favorites.

The following user requests have been addressed in this version of Workspace Control:

New Lockdown and Behavior settings

The following new settings are added to the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Desktop > Lockdown and Behavior > Settings tab:

Under the Windows Explorer section:

  • Open File Explorer to This PC — Configure This PC as the default location when opening the Windows File Explorer. This setting is available only for Windows 11.

  • Remove Properties from the Recycle Bin context menu — Removes the Properties option from the Windows Recycle Bin context menu.

  • Show This PC icon on the Desktop — Configure the This PC icon to be visible on the Windows Desktop. This setting is available only for Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022.

  • Show User's Files icon on the Desktop — Configure the User's Files icon to be visible on the Windows Desktop. This setting is available only for Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2022.


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Under the Microsoft Windows Shell section:

  • Align the Taskbar to the left — Aligns the Windows taskbar items to the left of the taskbar. This setting is available only for Windows 11.

    When the Enable Ivanti Start Menu option is selected, all taskbar items are aligned to the left of the taskbar, regardless if the Align the Taskbar to the left option is selected or not.

  • Unpin Chat from the Taskbar — Removes the Chat icon from the Windows taskbar. This setting is available only for Windows 11.


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  • After upgrading to Workspace Control 2022.2 version 10.9.10.0, the new Lockdown and Behavior settings previously described are enabled by default. Deselect the checkbox next to any unwanted settings to disable them and select Save Settings from the main toolbar.

  • In Workspace Control 2022.2 version 10.9.10.1, the new Lockdown and Behavior settings are disabled by default. Upgrading to version 10.9.10.1 from version 10.9.10.0 does not automatically disable the new Lockdown and Behavior settings.

 

New Enhancements and Improvements

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

Windows 11 for Virtual Desktops option for Zone Rules

When configuring Microsoft operating system Rules for Zones, Windows 11 for Virtual Desktops is now available as an option.

The new option is available in the Workspace Control Console, under User Context > Locations and Devices. Create or edit a Zone and under its Rules tab, select Add > Computer/Configuration > Operating system > Version.


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Logon Performance details

Workspace Control 2022.1 version 10.7.20.0 introduced the Logon Performance feature that displays statistics regarding Workspace Control session logons. If the feature is enabled, Workspace Control Agents send logon information to the Datastore when a Workspace Control managed session is started.

In Workspace Control 2022.2 version 10.9.10.0, the Logon Performance feature is enhanced with additional details regarding the Windows and Workspace Control events that occurs at session logon. The details include the following:

  • Event — the name of the logon event.

  • Start — the date and time when the logon event started.

  • Duration — the duration of the logon event in seconds.


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Logon events that take less than 200 milliseconds to complete can be hidden from the Logon Performance Details window by selecting the Hide low durations checkbox.

Use the Export to file button to export session logon details to a CSV file.

Removed Set as default printer option from managed applications configuration

When configuring Workspace Control managed applications, printers can no longer be set as default. The Set as default printer option was removed from the New connection to network printer window.


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Applications are configured as Workspace Control managed applications in the Workspace Control Console, under Composition > Applications > Start Menu tab. To add a printer, open the Edit application window and navigate to Configuration > Actions. Select Add and in the Please select action for application window select Printer.

More details are found in the following KB article.

Export Errors log

The Errors log can now be exported as a CSV file. To export the error log, open the Workspace Control Console, navigate to Diagnostics > Errors and use one of the following methods:

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


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

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

The error log can also be exported using the pwrtech command-line option:

pwrtech.exe /exportlog /type=errors /output=<output filepath> [/outputtype=csv] [/start=<start date>] [/end=<end date>]

For example:
pwrtech.exe /exportlog /type=errors /output=C:\export\errors.csv /outputtype=csv /start=20211230 /end=20220123

For more details on exporting the error log using the pwrtech command-line option, see the Workspace Control Administration Guide.