Policy templates allow you to configure Citrix policies to
effectively manage the end user experience within your environment. Templates
consist of pre-configured settings that optimize performance for specific
environments or network conditions, for example when there is a low bandwidth
or users require a high quality user experience. Policies can be applied to
server and desktop operating systems or to individual user sessions. You can
use templates in the following ways:
- As a source for creating
- As a tool with which to
compare existing policies
- As a method for delivering
or receiving policy configurations from Citrix Support or trusted third parties
You can perform the following tasks with policy templates:
- Create new templates using
existing templates or policies
- Create new policies using
- Import and export
Policy templates are displayed on the Templates tab in Studio and
Group Policy Editor. In Studio, templates are displayed in a single list. In
Group Policy Editor, Computer templates are displayed when you are working with
Computer policies. Likewise, User templates are displayed when you are working
with User policies.
When selected, each template displays the following information tabs
beneath the templates list:
displays a concise overview of the purpose of the selected template.
displays a list of all the configured settings, their current values, and their
default values in the selected template.
Templates and delegated administration
Policy templates are local files that are stored on the machine
running Studio and not in the site database. Local files are controlled by
Windows administrative permissions rather than Delegated Administration roles
and scopes. This means that an administrator granted read-only permissions
under the Delegated Administration model can, for example, create new
templates. Because templates are local files, however, no changes are actually
made to your environment.
Citrix provides the following built-in templates:
- High Definition
User Experience templates include settings for providing high
quality audio, graphics, and video to users.
- High Server
Scalability templates include settings for providing an optimized
user experience while hosting more users on a single server.
Bandwidth for WAN templates include settings for providing an
optimized experience to users with low bandwidth or high latency connections;
for example, users working from branch offices over a shared WAN connection.
- Security and
templates include settings for disabling access to
peripheral devices, drive mapping, port redirection, and Flash acceleration on
You can use these templates as a model for creating new policies or
templates. Built-in templates are created and updated by Citrix. You cannot
modify or delete these templates. You can, however, modify or delete templates
that you create or import through Studio or Group Policy Editor.