Before assigning actions to users, 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. Use Find to filter the list by name or ID.


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.


Lets you assign actions to the selected user or group. Use Find to filter the list by name or ID.

Available. Displays actions available for you to assign to this user or group.

Double-click an action or click the arrow buttons to assign or unassign it. When you assign an action, you are prompted to select a rule to contextualize it.

Assigned. Displays 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 a user or 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.


For the Pin To Start Menu option to work, make sure that the application shortcut exists in the Start menu folder. If unsure, enable the Create Start Menu option as well.

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 completes loading).

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.