Managed Applications

Managed Applications can be implemented fully, partially or not at all. In a new environment, Managed Applications is disabled: Windows Shell shortcut creation is set to Do nothing, so that users get the same Start Menu, Desktop and Quick Launch area in their Workspace Control session as they had outside of the Workspace Control session. With this setup, Workspace Control does not manage any of the user's applications. At this point, you can configure applications in the Workspace Control Management Console, but these are not made available to any users.

If you do not want to manage applications at all, select the option Disable process interception for unmanaged shortcuts. This operates on a global level and means that even managed applications that have been configured with interception, will not be intercepted. For a description of the process of intercepting applications, see General at the Properties section of Managed Applications, If managed shortcut was not used.

When you are ready to start managing users' applications through Workspace Control, you can enable Managed Applications partially or fully:

  • To give users Workspace Control-managed applications in addition to their existing, non-Workspace Control-managed applications, choose Windows Shell shortcut creation: Merge with unmanaged application shortcuts. You can combine this option with setting the Unmanaged shortcuts that point to same executable option to Replace with managed shortcut (at Properties > Settings of a Managed Application). With this option you prevent that the user's environment contains both managed and unmanaged shortcuts to the same application.
  • To give users only Workspace Control-managed applications, choose Windows Shell shortcut creation: Replace all unmanaged shortcuts. This replaces the Start Menu of your users with the Start Menu and application shortcuts as configured in Workspace Control. Unmanaged applications are no longer available.