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Creating Windows 8 Registry Configurations

Mar 24, 2014

You can create Windows 8 registry configurations to provide a single point for device registry management. A set of registry keys can only exist in a configuration. You can create different settings and then deploy them selectively to some or all of the mobile devices under management. Once you have created the registry settings, you can then deploy them to users' Windows 8 devices using a deployment package.

Citrix recommends that you upgrade your Windows 8 users to Windows 8.1 so that you can migrate them to the new Windows 8.1 device management policies and configurations. For more information about Windows 8.1 device management, see Managing Windows 8.1 Configurations.

To create a Windows 8 registry configuration

  1. Using a web browser, navigate to http[s]://serveraddress[:port]/zdm, where serveraddress is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the Device Manager server and port is the optional port number if you changed the default setting.
  2. Log on to the Device Manager web console using an account with administrative permissions.
  3. Click the Policies tab and then in the left pane under MDM Policies, click Windows 8 Tablet > Registry Configurations.
  4. In the results pane, click New > Configuration.
  5. Enter a name for the new configuration and then click Create.

    A default, blank registry value set is created, for which you can create custom registry entries to suit your requirements.

  6. To create a new registry key, select a registry folder and, in the results pane, click New > Key. Enter a name for the new key and then click Create.
  7. To enter a registry key value, click New Value.
  8. Enter a name for the new value, specify the data type, enter the value itself and then click Create.