Introduction

The settings defined in this article are included in the AppsAnywhere Policy Template and allow you to modify the behavior of the AppsAnywhere client and Cloudpaging Player on managed devices. 

The download for the template is available from the Software2 Support site with the AppsAnywhere Release.

For details on deploying and managing the AppsAnywhere client, refer to the Deploying the AppsAnywhere Client article 

Microsoft's Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide provides information on importing and managing group policies with ADMX files.

The settings for Mac OS devices must be specified using a plist file saved as /Library/Preferences/com.software2.appsanywhere.plist.

An example file is provided with the template download.

Settings

AppsAnywhere

Computer Configuration Policies

PolicyDescriptionOptionsRecommendation
AppsAnywhere Client Options


Disable Pre-DeployThis policy setting will prevent the AppsAnywhere client from attempting to pre-install any third party clients set to be pre-deployed.
 
Note: This setting does not prevent user initiated installations. If a user visits AppsAnywhere and does not have the minimum client versions as specified in Client Settings, they will still be installed or updated.
Enabled
Disabled (default)
Disabled - Pre-deploy is disabled
Disable Update ChecksStops the AppsAnywhere client from doing any component upgrades for itself or an 3rd party clients within its control. This is intended for all managed machines where clients are deployed by the institutionEnabled
Disabled (default)
Enabled - Update checks do not take place
Hide Cloudpaging Player During App LaunchEnabling this setting will leave the Cloudpaging Player hidden during the launch process and just use the AppsAnywhere splash screen to show progressEnabled
Disabled (default)
None  
Ignore SCCM During ValidationIf you are not utilizing the SCCM integration with AppsAnywhere in your environment, but have SCCM installed on your estate, setting this value will likely result in an improvement in validation times.Enabled
Disabled (default)
Enable/Disable depending on SCCM usage
Use Initialization Splash ScreenIndicates whether or not to show the splash screen when the AppsAnywhere client is initializing at user logonEnabled (default)
Disabled 
None  
Environment Settings


On-Site MachineIndicates to the AppsAnywhere client during validation that the machine is permanently, physically located within the Institution's boundaryEnabled
Disabled (default)
Enabled - Machine is located on-site
University Owned MachineIndicates to the AppsAnywhere client during validation that the machine is owned by the institution (and is not a user-owned machine)Enabled
Disabled (default)
Enabled - Machine is owned by the Institution

Cloudpaging

Computer Configuration Policies

PolicyDescriptionOptionsRecommendation
Cache


Set the cleanup interval for CacheSpecifies the interval by which the Cloudpaging Player will check for the number of free pages in CacheUser-configurable field appears, showing current cleanup intervalNone
Set the flush interval for CacheSpecifies the interval by which the Cloudpaging Player will force a flush of the Cache index files to disk even when there are no pages being freed up during the interval.User-configurable field appears, showing current flush intervalNone
Set the location where Cache files should be storedSpecifies the location where Cache files of the Cloudpaging Player are stored. User-configurable field appears, showing current file locationNone
Set the location where Precache files can be foundSpecifies the location where Precache files can be found for the applications that are virtualized by the Cloudpaging Player. User-configurable field appearsNone
Log


Set the maximum size of the Cloudpaging Player log fileSpecifies the maximum size for the Cloudpaging Player log file. Current log file size (in bytes) appears in field, range of allowable values is 1024 to 10485760None
Set the level of details presented in the Cloudpaging Player log fileSpecifies the level of details (Basic or Extended) of the messages presented in the Cloudpaging Player log.Basic
Extended
None
Set the path to be used for the Cloudpaging Player log fileSpecifies the location where the Cloudpaging Player will write its log file. User-configurable field appears, showing current file locationNone
Network


Specify the number of pages that can be fetched at once per user sessionSpecifies the number of pages per user session that can be fetched simultaneously against the Cloudpaging Server.Range of allowable values is 1 to 25None
Specify the number of pages to be fetched at once in background fetching per applicationSpecifies the number of background pages that each application can request at once against the Cloudpaging Server. Range of allowable values is 1 to 25None
Specify the number of pages to be fetched at once in prefetch per applicationSpecifies the number of prefetch pages that each application can request at once against the Cloudpaging Server. Range of allowable values is 1 to 25None
Virtualization


Specify a list of processes to be denied access on virtualized applicationsSpecifies a list of processes by names that should be denied access to the virtualized assets of the applications.User-configurable field appearsNone
Prevent virtualization of applications without a Cloudpaging ServerInstructs the Cloudpaging Player not to virtualize applications without a  Cloudpaging Server (Disabled Local Cloudpaging)Enabled
Disabled (default)
Enabled - Local Cloudpaging is disabled 
Enable UEM support for Non-persistent VDIInstructs the Cloudpaging Player to store its state data and also application state data at the user profile location, instead of the local machine location. Enabled
Disabled (default)
Enable if required
Allow virtualization of applications only from an approved list of Cloudpaging ServersInstructs the Cloudpaging Player to allow applications to be virtualized only from an approved list of Cloudpaging Servers. User-configurable field appearsNone
Virtualize applications as AdministratorsInstructs the Cloudpaging Player to virtualize applications with Extended Permissions (Allow local system CAEs & Physical Layer Mode)Enabled
Disabled (default)
Enabled - Extended Permissions are enabled

User Configuration Policies

PolicyDescriptionOptionsRecommendation
Custom Proxy


Automatically detect settingsSpecifies whether for the Cloudpaging Player to detect proxy server automatically using DHCP and DNS serversEnabled
Disabled (default)
None
Use automatic configuration scriptSpecifies the URL of a proxy automatic configuration (PAC) script that the Cloudpaging Player will use to select the appropriate proxy server when connecting to a given URL.User-configurable field appearsNone
Use a proxy server for your LANSpecifies the URL of the proxy server that the Cloudpaging Player will use when connecting to a given URL. User-configurable field appearsNone
Bypass proxy server for specific addressesSpecifies a list of addresses for which the Cloudpaging Player will bypass the proxy and connect to them directly.User-configurable field appearsNone
Network


Enable detailed logging for page fetchingSpecifies whether the Cloudpaging Player will log additional information about the page requests as they proceed through the StreamingCore. Enabled
Disabled (default)
None
Use Windows network settingsSpecifies whether the Cloudpaging Player will use Windows network settings when resolving the proxy for its connections. Enabled
Disabled (default)
None
User Interface


Open window when new applications are addedSpecifies whether or not the Cloudpaging Player should display its UI window and bring it to the foreground when a new application is added. Enabled
Disabled (default)
None - Use AppsAnywhere client "Hide Cloudpaging Player During App Launch"
Specify which system tray notifications should be hiddenSpecifies which Cloudpaging Player system tray notifications should be hidden.Disable all notifications
Disable all notifications, except for errors
Disable verbose notifications
Disable verbose notifications
Start Cloudpaging Player automatically when the user signs in to WindowsSpecifies whether the Cloudpaging Player should be started automatically when the user signs in to Windows.Enabled
Disabled (default)
Enabled - Cloudpaging Player starts at Windows sign in
Show reminder that Cloudpaging Player is still running when window is closedSpecifies whether a system tray notification should be displayed as a reminder that the Cloudpaging Player is still running when its window is closed.Enabled  (default)
Disabled 
Disbale - the reminder will not be displayed when the Cloudpaging Player window is closed
Open window when Cloudpaging Player startsSpecifies whether the Cloudpaging Player window should be opened when the Cloudpaging Player starts.Enabled  (default)
Disabled
Disabled - Cloudpaging Player will not open its window when it starts
Virtualization


Specify the Cloudpaging Server used to automatically deploy applicationsSpecifies the URL of the Cloudpaging Server that the Cloudpaging Player would use to automatically deploy applications.User-configurable field appearsNone
Display the license policy switching promptSpecifies whether the Cloudpaging Player should display a prompt that the license of an existing application virtualized on the machine is being switched to another license.Enabled
Disabled (default)
None
Display the forced upgrade promptSpecifies whether the Cloudpaging Player should display a prompt when the user launches an application that has a forced license upgrade.Enabled
Disabled (default)
None