Before assigning actions to users you need to perform the following steps in the order given:

  • Configure users, see Users in Active Directory Objects.
  • Define conditions, see Conditions.
  • Define filter rules, see Rules.
  • Configure actions, described here.

Use assignments to make actions available to your users. This lets you replace a portion of your users’ logon scripts.

Action Assignment


This is your list of configured users and groups (see Users in Active Directory Objects). Double-click a user or group to populate the assignments menu. You can use Find to filter the list by name or ID against a text string.


To simplify assigning actions for all users in Active Directory, use the ‘Everyone’ default group to assign the actions. The actions that you assign to the ‘Everyone’ default group do not appear on the Resultant Actions tab in the Actions Modeling Wizard for an individual user. For example, after you assign action1 to the ‘Everyone’ default group, you might find that action1 does not appear on the Resultant Actions tab.


Allows you to assign actions to the selected user/group. You can use Find to filter the list by name or ID against a text string.

Available. These are the actions available to you to assign to this user or group.

Double-clicking an action or clicking the arrow buttons will assign/unassign it. When you assign an action, you are prompted to select the rule you want to use to contextualize it.

Assigned. These are the actions already assigned to this user or group. You can expand individual actions to configure them (application shortcut locations, default printers, drive letter, and so on).

To assign actions to users/groups

  1. In the Users list, double-click on a user/group. This populates the Assignments lists.

  2. In the Available list, select an action and click the right-arrow (>) button.

  3. In the Assign Filter dialog, select a Filter Rule and click OK.

  4. In the Assigned list, you can use the Enable and Disable context actions to fine-tune the behavior of the assignment.


If you want to enable the PinToStartMenu option for an application in the Assigned list, you must enable the Create Start Menu option as well, otherwise the application fails to appear in the Start menu after refreshing the agent.

For example, say you assign an action to start Notepad. In the Assigned list, the option “Autostart” is provided and set to “Disabled” by default. If you use the Enable option to enable Autostart, Notepad (local Notepad on the VDA) automatically launches when the user launches a published desktop session (local Notepad automatically starts when the desktop load is complete).

Modeling wizard

The Actions Modeling Wizard displays the resultant actions for a given user only (it does not work for groups).

Fields and controls

Actions Modeling Target User. The account name for the user you want to model.

Resultant Actions. The actions assigned to the user or to groups the user belongs to.

User Groups. The groups the user belongs to.