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 AppsAnywhere 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

Policy

Description

Options

Recommendation

AppsAnywhere Client Options




Disable Pre-Deploy

This 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 Checks

Stops 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 institution

Enabled
Disabled (default)

Enabled - Update checks do not take place

Hide Cloudpaging Player During App Launch

Enabling this setting will leave the Cloudpaging Player hidden during the launch process and just use the AppsAnywhere splash screen to show progress

Enabled
Disabled (default)

None  

Ignore SCCM During Validation

If 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 Screen

Indicates whether or not to show the splash screen when the AppsAnywhere client is initializing at user logon

Enabled (default)
Disabled 

None  

Environment Settings




On-Site Machine

Indicates to the AppsAnywhere client during validation that the machine is permanently, physically located within the Institution's boundary

Enabled
Disabled (default)

Enabled - Machine is located on-site

University Owned Machine

Indicates 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

Policy

Description

Options

Recommendation

Cache




Set the cleanup interval for Cache

Specifies the interval by which the Cloudpaging Player will check for the number of free pages in Cache

User-configurable field appears, showing current cleanup interval

None

Set the flush interval for Cache

Specifies 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 interval

None

Set the location where Cache files should be stored

Specifies the location where Cache files of the Cloudpaging Player are stored. 

User-configurable field appears, showing current file location

None

Set the location where Precache files can be found

Specifies the location where Precache files can be found for the applications that are virtualized by the Cloudpaging Player. 

User-configurable field appears

None

Log




Set the maximum size of the Cloudpaging Player log file

Specifies 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 10485760

None

Set the level of details presented in the Cloudpaging Player log file

Specifies 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 file

Specifies the location where the Cloudpaging Player will write its log file. 

User-configurable field appears, showing current file location

None

Network




Specify the number of pages that can be fetched at once per user session

Specifies the number of pages per user session that can be fetched simultaneously against the Cloudpaging Server.

Range of allowable values is 1 to 25

None

Specify the number of pages to be fetched at once in background fetching per application

Specifies the number of background pages that each application can request at once against the Cloudpaging Server. 

Range of allowable values is 1 to 25

None

Specify the number of pages to be fetched at once in prefetch per application

Specifies the number of prefetch pages that each application can request at once against the Cloudpaging Server. 

Range of allowable values is 1 to 25

None

Virtualization




Specify a list of processes to be denied access on virtualized applications

Specifies a list of processes by names that should be denied access to the virtualized assets of the applications.

User-configurable field appears

None

Prevent virtualization of applications without a Cloudpaging Server

Instructs 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 VDI

Instructs 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 Servers

Instructs the Cloudpaging Player to allow applications to be virtualized only from an approved list of Cloudpaging Servers. 

User-configurable field appears

None

Virtualize applications as Administrators

Instructs 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

Policy

Description

Options

Recommendation

Custom Proxy




Automatically detect settings

Specifies whether for the Cloudpaging Player to detect proxy server automatically using DHCP and DNS servers

Enabled
Disabled (default)

None

Use automatic configuration script

Specifies 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 appears

None

Use a proxy server for your LAN

Specifies the URL of the proxy server that the Cloudpaging Player will use when connecting to a given URL. 

User-configurable field appears

None

Bypass proxy server for specific addresses

Specifies a list of addresses for which the Cloudpaging Player will bypass the proxy and connect to them directly.

User-configurable field appears

None

Network




Enable detailed logging for page fetching

Specifies 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 settings

Specifies 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 added

Specifies 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 hidden

Specifies 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 Windows

Specifies 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 closed

Specifies 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 starts

Specifies 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 applications

Specifies the URL of the Cloudpaging Server that the Cloudpaging Player would use to automatically deploy applications.

User-configurable field appears

None

Display the license policy switching prompt

Specifies 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 prompt

Specifies whether the Cloudpaging Player should display a prompt when the user launches an application that has a forced license upgrade.

Enabled
Disabled (default)

None