Connector for Configuration Manager 2012 policy settings

The Connector for Configuration Manager 2012 section contains policy settings for configuring the Citrix Connector 7.5 agent.

Important: Warning, logoff, and reboot message policies apply only to deployments to Server OS machine catalogs that are managed manually or by Provisioning Services. For those machine catalogs, the Connector service alerts users when there are pending application installs or software updates.

For catalogs managed by MCS, use Studio to notify users. For manually managed Desktop OS catalogs, use Configuration Manager to notify users. For Desktop OS catalogs managed by Provisioning Services, use Provisioning Services to notify users.

Advance warning frequency interval

This setting defines the interval between appearances of the advance warning message to users.

Intervals are set using the format ddd.hh:mm:ss, where:

  • ddd is days, an optional parameter, with a range of 0 to 999.
  • hh is hours with a range of 0 to 23.
  • mm is minutes with a range of 0 to 59.
  • ss is seconds with a range of 0 to 59.

By default, the interval setting is 1 hour (01:00:00).

Advance warning message box body text

This setting contains the editable text of the message to users notifying them of upcoming software updates or maintenance that requires them to log off.

By default, the message is: {TIMESTAMP} Please save your work. The server will go offline for maintenance in {TIMELEFT}

Advance warning message box title

This setting contains the editable text of the title bar of the advance warning message to users.

By default, the title is: Upcoming Maintenance

Advance warning time period

This setting defines how far before maintenance the advance warning message first appears.

The time is set using the format ddd.hh:mm:ss, where:

  • ddd is days, an optional parameter, with a range of 0 to 999.
  • hh is hours with a range of 0 to 23.
  • mm is minutes with a range of 0 to 59.
  • ss is seconds with a range of 0 to 59.

By default, the setting is 16 hours (16:00:00), indicating that the first advance warning message appears approximately 16 hours before maintenance.

Final force logoff message box body text

This setting contains the editable text of the message alerting users that a forced logoff has begun.

By default, the message is: The server is currently going offline for maintenance

Final force logoff message box title

This setting contains the editable text of the title bar of the final force logoff message.

By default, the title is: Notification From IT Staff

Force logoff grace period

This setting defines the period of time between notifying users to log off and the implementation of the forced logoff to process the pending maintenance.

The time is set using the format ddd.hh:mm:ss, where:

  • ddd is days, an optional parameter, with a range of 0 to 999.
  • hh is hours with a range of 0 to 23.
  • mm is minutes with a range of 0 to 59.
  • ss is seconds with a range of 0 to 59.

By default, the force logoff grace period setting is 5 minutes (00:05:00).

Force logoff message box body text

This setting contains the editable text of the message telling users to save their work and log off prior to the start of a forced logoff.

By default, the message contains the following: {TIMESTAMP} Please save your work and log off. The server will go offline for maintenance in {TIMELEFT}

Force logoff message box title

This setting contains the editable text of the title bar of the force logoff message.

By default, the title is: Notification From IT Staff

Image-managed mode

The Connector agent automatically detects if it is running on a machine clone managed by Provisioning Services or MCS. The agent blocks Configuration Manager updates on image-managed clones and automatically installs the updates on the master image of the catalog.

After a master image is updated, use Studio to orchestrate the reboot of MCS catalog clones. The Connector Agent automatically orchestrates the reboot of PVS catalog clones during Configuration Manager maintenance windows. To override this behavior so that software is installed on catalog clones by Configuration Manager, change Image-managed mode to Disabled.

Reboot message box body text

This setting contains the editable text of the message notifying users when the server is about to be restarted.

By default, the message is: The server is currently going offline for maintenance

Regular time interval at which the agent task is to run

This setting determines how frequently the Citrix Connector agent task runs.

The time is set using the format ddd.hh:mm:ss, where:

  • ddd is days, an optional parameter, with a range of 0 to 999.
  • hh is hours with a range of 0 to 23.
  • mm is minutes with a range of 0 to 59.
  • ss is seconds with a range of 0 to 59.

By default, the regular time interval setting is 5 minutes (00:05:00).