Home tab

The Home tab contains the following controls:

Connect. Connect administration console to specified infrastructure server. In the New Infrastructure Server Connection dialog specify:

  • Infrastructure server name. Name of the infrastructure server you wish to connect to.

  • Administration port. Port on which you wish to connect to the infrastructure service. Default value of 8284 is pre-populated.

Disconnect. Disconnect administration console from current infrastructure service. This allows the administrator to manage multiple infrastructure services from a single console, by disconnecting from one and connecting to another.

Configuration set. Switch from one Workspace Environment Management site (configuration set) to another.

Create. Open the Create configuration set window. Allows you to configure multiple Workspace Environment Management sites (configuration sets).

  • Name. Site (configuration set) name as it will appear in the configuration set list in the Ribbon.

  • Description. Site (configuration set) description as it appears in the site edition window.

  • Site State. Toggles whether the site (configuration set) is Enabled or Disabled. When Disabled, Citrix Workspace Environment Management Agents cannot connect to the site (configuration set).

Edit. Open the Edit configuration set window, with similar options to the Create configuration set window.

Delete. Delete the site (configuration set). Note that you cannot delete “Default site” because it is required for Workspace Environment Management to function. You can, however, rename it.

Refresh. Refresh the site (configuration set) list. Note: The list does not refresh automatically when sites are created from different administration consoles.

Backup. Open the Backup wizard to save a backup copy of the current configuration to the WEM administration console machine. You can back up actions, settings, and security settings. Use Restore to restore (apply) the settings in this Citrix Cloud folder to your Workspace Environment Management service configuration.

  • Actions. Back up selected Workspace Environment Management actions. Each type of action is exported as a separate XML file.

  • Settings. Back up selected Workspace Environment Management settings. Each type of setting is exported as a separate XML file.

  • Security Settings. Back up all Security tab settings in your current configuration set. Each type of rule is exported as a separate XML file.

Restore. Open the Restore wizard to restore settings already backed using Backup into your current configuration set. Select a folder containing Workspace Environment Management XML format backup files. Actions restored from backup are added to existing configuration set actions. Settings restored from backup replace existing configuration set settings.

  • Security Settings. Restore all Security tab settings. The settings in the backup file(s) replace the existing settings in your current configuration set. When you switch to or refresh the Security tab, any invalid application security rules are detected. These rules are automatically deleted and listed in a report dialog, which you can export.

    In the Confirm Application Security Rule Assignment dialog, select Yes or No to indicate how you want restore to handle application security rule assignments:

    • if you select Yes, restore attempts to restore rule assignments to users and user groups in your current configuration set. Reassignment only succeeds if the backed up users or groups are present in your current configuration set or active directory. Any mismatched rules are restored but remain unassigned, and they are listed in a report dialog which you can export in CSV format.
    • if you select No, all rules in the backup are restored without being assigned to users and user groups in your current configuration.

About tab

The About tab contains the following controls:

Configure License Server. Allows you to specify the address of your Citrix License Server, without which the administration console will not let you modify any settings. Alternatively, you can use the Licensingtab in the Infrastructure Services Configuration utility to specify these credentials. Citrix License Server information is stored in the same location in the database in both cases.

Get Help. Opens the Citrix Product Documentation website in a web browser window.

Options. Opens the Administration Console Options dialog. These options are specific to this local instance of the administration console.

  • Auto Admin Logon. If enabled, the administration console automatically connects to the last infrastructure service it connected to at startup.

  • Enable Debug Mode. Enables verbose logging for the administration console. Logs are created in the root of the current user “Users” folder.

  • Console Skin. Allows you to select from a variety of skins for the administration console only.

  • Port Number. Allows you to customize the port on which the administration console connects to the infrastructure service. This port must match the port configured in the infrastructure services configuration.

About. Lists the current version of the administration console as well as licensing (license type, registration and count) and legal information.