How to set up User Preferences
Select the Language for the Desktop Authority Manager to use. Currently it is available in English and Russian.
Select the format the system will use to display all date and time fields.
The Session timeout value represents the amount of time the Desktop Authority Console session can remain active while not in use. Once the selected timeout value is reached, the user logged into the console will automatically be logged out. Select a timeout value from the session timeout drop list.
Select to display the server time or the local time in the console. Also select the default time zone for the Desktop Authority Manager. All times will be adjusted and shown in the selected zone.
Profile sort order
Select the sort order of the Client Configuration Computer and User profiles. Select from by Category, Alphabetically, or by Execution Order.
The Desktop Authority gives the option of being displayed with different themes.
Default description for new list elements
Each object configuration element has a description associated with it. Specify the default description for use on each new configuration element. Several predefined dynamic variables may be used in the description. They are currently limited to: $USERID, $FULLNAME, $WKSTA, $DATE and $TIME.
Entering Created by $Userid, $Date $Time provides a description of Created by Administrator, 5/10/2003 11:24 when a new element is added.
The default description is applied to all future configuration elements added to any profile object. Existing elements are not updated. The description may be overridden for each configuration element.
By default, show hidden shares in resource browser
The Resource Browser displays a selection box of available shared, drives and/or folders. Select this box to set the default value for the Show hidden shares checkbox in the Resource Browser.
Show Active Directory in resource browser
Select this option to show Domains, Users and Groups, Computers and Domain Controllers Active Directory objects in the Resource Browser.
By default, show confirmation when navigating off unsaved data page
When a user is editing an element within an object, there is the possibility to navigate away from the unsaved element dialog. Select this box to show a confirmation message that the unsaved data will be lost if you leave the page. Unselect this box so no confirmation message will appear when this scenario happens.
By default, show upgrade to version 9 notification upon startup
When starting the Desktop Authority manager after an upgrade, there is a dialog box that can be displayed which shows a features list for the newly installed version. This notification can be turned off by unselecting this checkbox as well as selecting the "Do not show on startup" checkbox on the upgrade notification dialog.
Show unused objects in profiles
Choose to show all objects within a profile or hide the unused objects, by default, within the profile. This setting can be overridden at any time by selecting the Hide unused/Show action when a profile is selected in the Navigation Pane.