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Desktop Authority Administrator Guide
Updated - January 2022
Software Version - 11.2.1
In order for the profiles and configuration elements to be processed for users or computers, Desktop Authority must qualify whether a setting should be applied to the client. To do this, a set of rules is created for every profile and configuration element within the Manager. This set of rules, which includes the definition of connection types, class types, operating systems and many other types, is called Validation Logic.
During the logon/logoff, startup/shutdown, refresh, or custom schedules, the Validation Logic of each profile is inspected. If the Validation Logic matches the client environment, the profile is marked for processing. Once each profile's Validation Logic is evaluated, the Validation Logic for all configuration elements in the marked profiles is evaluated. When complete, the resulting qualified configuration elements are executed on the client in the following order.
User Management Validation Logic includes settings for different Validation types, classes, operating systems, connection types, timing, virtualization, platform and network connection options.
Computer Management Validation Logic includes settings for different Validation types, classes, operating systems, timing, virtualization, architecture and network connection options.
It is important to keep in mind that not all configuration elements will be executed on a client just because its profile passes the validation test. This is due to the secondary validation logic that is provided on individual configuration elements. If a configuration element has no validation logic rules defined and its profile passes the validation test, the configuration element will automatically be processed on the client.
Use the boxes on the Validation Logic and Validation Logic Rules pages to define the specific rules, classes, operating systems and connection types (not applicable to Computer Management objects), timing (timing is on a separate tab for the Computer Management objects), virtualization, platform and network connection that the rules will apply to.
When the Validation Logic Rules list includes more than one rule, Boolean logic is used between each of the rules to obtain a result. Select either the AND or OR option below the validation logic rules list. The selected logic will apply to all rules defined in the list.
Select this check box to temporarily disable the selected configuration element from executing. Clearing the box will re-enable the configuration setting.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 7 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 8.1 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 10 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 2008 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 2008 R2 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 2012 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 2012 R2 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 2016 operating system.
Check this box to execute an element if the computer is running the Windows 2019 operating system.
Check this box to execute a script element if the computer is directly connected to the network.
Check this box to execute a script element if the computer is connected to the network via a dial-up connection. A dial-up connection includes RAS and VPN connections, provided the client used a dial-up networking session to make the connection.
To disable a specific script element from being processed, clear the Dial-up and LAN connection types. You will be warned that the entry will not execute without at least one of the connection types selected. The entry will appear in gray text to illustrate it has been disabled.
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