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Navigate Citrix policies and settings

Apr 03, 2013

In Studio, policies and templates are located under the Policy node.

Within policies and templates, policy settings are sorted into categories, based on the functionality or feature they affect. For example, policy settings relating to Profile management are all located in the Profile management section.

Policy settings can apply to either machines or users. In Studio, Computer settings (policy settings applying to machines) define the behavior of virtual desktops and are applied when a virtual desktop starts. Note that these settings apply even when there are no active user sessions on the virtual desktop. User settings define the user experience when connecting to virtual desktops using ICA. User policies are applied whenever a user connects or reconnects to a virtual desktop using ICA. If a user connects to a virtual desktop using RDP or logs on directly at the console, user policies are not applied. When policies are applied within your environment, the system determines which settings relate to machines and which relate to users and applies those settings accordingly.

Active Directory policies and settings are collected into two categories: Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

Access policies and settings

In Studio you access policies and settings by selecting the Policy node in the left pane of the console and selecting either the Policies or Templates tab.

In the Group Policy Editor, you access policies and settings by selecting the Citrix Policies node under Computer Configuration or User Configuration in the tree pane.

In Studio, the Policies tab displays a list of all policies that have been created. To the right of this list, the following tabs are displayed:
  • Overview displays the high-level details for the selected policy, including policy name, priority, and whether or not the policy is currently enabled or disabled.
  • Settings displays a list of all configured settings for the selected policy.
  • Assigned to displays a list of all user and machine objects to which the selected policy is currently assigned.
The Templates tab displays lists of both Citrix-provided templates and custom templates defined by you. To the right of this list, the following tabs are displayed:
  • Description displays a description for the selected template and provides information about why you may want to use the template to create a policy in your environment.
  • Settings displays a list of all configured settings for the selected template.

Search policies and settings

You can search for settings in the templates and policies you create. All searches find items by name as you type. To search for a setting within a policy or template:
  1. Select the policy or template you want to search.
  2. Select Edit policy ... or Edit Template...
  3. On the Settings page, begin to type the name of the setting you are searching for.
You can further refine your search by:
  • Selecting a specific product version from the drop-down list, to search only the settings relating to that product version.
  • Selecting the View selected only check box or selecting to search only the settings that have been added to the selected policy.
  • Selecting a category such as Auto Client Reconnect or Bandwidth to search only the settings in that category.

To search the entire catalog of settings, select All Settings.