Product Documentation

Manage policies using Group Policy Editor

Mar 22, 2013

If your network environment includes Active Directory and you have the appropriate permissions to manage Group Policy, you can use the Group Policy Editor to create policies for your site. The settings you configure affect the GPOs you specify through the Group Policy Management Console.

Important: You must use Group Policy Editor to configure certain settings, for example, settings relating to registering virtual desktops with a controller.

Full instructions for controlling policies using Group Policy Editor are provided in the Working with Policies section of the XenDesktop 5 documentation, available in eDocs.

To create and configure policies and templates

  1. From Group Policy Editor, expand the Computer Configuration or User Configuration nodes, expand the Policies node, and then select Citrix Policies.
  2. Do one of the following:

    Task

    Instructions

    To create a new policy

    On the Policies tab, click New.

    To edit an existing policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy you want to edit and then click Edit.

    To change the priority of an existing policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy for which you want to change the priority and then click either Higher or Lower.

    To view summary information about a policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy for which you want to view summary information you want to view and then click the Summary tab.

    To view and amend settings configured for a policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy for which you want to view or amend settings then click the Settings tab.

    To view and amend filters configured for a policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy for which you want to view or amend filters and then click the Filters tab.

    To enable or disable a policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy you want to enable or disable, and then select either Actions > Enable or Actions > Disable.

    To create a new template from an existing policy

    On the Policies tab, select the policy from which you want to create a new template, and then select Actions > Save as Template.

    To create a new policy from an existing template

    On the Templates tab, select the template from which you want to create a new policy, and then click New Policy.

    To create a new template from an existing template

    On the Templates tab, select the template from which you want to create a new template, and then click New Template.

    To import a template

    On the Templates tab, select Actions > Import.

    To export a template

    On the Templates tab, select Actions > Export.

    To view template settings

    On the Template tab, select the template for which you want to view settings and then click the Settings tab.

    To view a summary of template properties

    On the Template tab, select the template for which you want to view summary properties and then click the Properties tab.

    To view any template prerequisites

    On the Template tab, select the template for which you want to view any prerequisites and then click the Prerequisites tab.