Create a default tile layout

Workspace Control offers the possibility to create a default tile layout for end-users who sign in for the first time in a Workspace Control managed session.

This topic applies to Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016 and Server 2019 only. For Windows 11 and Server 2022, please refer to the article Create a default layout of the Pinned area of the Windows 11 Start Menu in Workspace Control on the Ivanti Community.

How to create a default tile layout

To create a default tile layout, follow these steps:

  1. Sign into a Windows 10 machine as a local administrator.

  2. Configure the desired Tile Screen layout in the Windows Start Menu.

  3. Open Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

  4. In the PowerShell window, execute the following command to export the configured tile layout as a XML file:

    Export-StartLayout -path C:\Temp\DefaultTileLayout_Windows10.xml

    Ensure that the exported XML file is named DefaultTileLayout_Windows10.xml.

    Select another export location for the XML file if desired.

    The exported XML file looks similar to the following example:

  5. Open the Workspace Control Console and navigate to Administration > Custom Resources.

  6. In the right-side pane, right-click on the Custom Resources directory and select New from the context menu.

  7. In the Select File(s)/Folder(s) window, navigate to C:\temp. select the DefaultTileLayout_Windows10 XML file and select OK to upload the configured tile layout as a new custom resource.

    Ensure that DefaultTileLayout_Windows10.xml file is uploaded in the root directory of Custom Resources.

The tile layout is ready and is applied during Workspace Control session sign-in. At session sign-out, the tile layout is saved as res10tiles.xml in the end-user's personal settings folder and is applied during future Workspace Control session sign-ins.

The DefaultTileLayout_Windows10 XML file is only used once and is skipped if res10tiles.xml is present in the end-user's personal settings folder.

Known Limitations

The following limitations apply when creating a default tile layout:

  • A default tile layout can be created only on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019.

  • Only one file named DefaultTileLayout_Windows10.xml can be uploaded in Custom Resources.

  • After configuring the default tile layout, it is used for all Workspace Control managed sessions on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 machines. No exceptions are possible.