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How to Configure a Domain User or Group

Updated: April 1, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 SP1

The deployment settings enable you to control which users or groups can access the MED-V workspace, as well as how long the MED-V workspace can be utilized and whether it can be used offline. You can also configure additional rules to control access between the MED-V workspace and the host.

All MED-V workspace permissions are configured in the Policy module, on the Deployment tab.

To allow users to utilize the MED-V workspace, you must first add domain users or groups to the MED-V workspace permissions. You can then set permissions for each user or group.

How to Add a Domain User or Group

To add a domain user or group

  1. In the Users / Groups window, click Add.

  2. In the Enter User or Group names dialog box, select domain users or groups by doing one of the following:

    • In the Enter User or Group names field, type a user or group that exists in the domain or as a local user or group on the computer. Then click Check Names to resolve it to the full existent name.

    • Click Find to open the standard Select Users or Groups dialog box. Then select domain users or groups.

  3. Click OK.

    The domain users or groups are added.

    noteNote
    Users from trusted domains should be added manually.

    WarningWarning
    Do not run the management application from a computer that is part of a domain that is not trusted by the domain the server is installed on.

How to Remove a Domain User or Group

To remove a domain user or group

  1. In the Users / Groups window, select a user or group.

  2. Click Remove.

    The user or group is deleted.

How to Set Permissions for a User or a Group

To set permissions for a user or a group

  1. Click the user or group for which you are setting the permissions.

  2. Configure the MED-V workspace properties as described in the following table.

  3. On the Policy menu, select Commit.

Workspace Deployment Properties

Property Description

General

Enable Workspace for <user or group>

Select this check box to enable the MED-V workspace for this user or group.

Workspace expires on this date

Select this check box to assign an expiration date for the permissions set for this user or group.

When selected, the date box is enabled. Set the date, and permissions will expire at the end of the date specified.

Offline work is restricted to

Select this check box to assign a time period in which the policy must be refreshed for this user or group. When selected, the time period box is enabled. Set the number of days or hours, and at the end of the specified time period, the user or group will not be able to connect if the policy is not refreshed.

Workspace deletion options

Click to set the MED-V workspace deletion options. For more information, see How to Set MED-V Workspace Deletion Options.

Data Transfer

Support clipboard between host and Workspace

Select this check box to enable copying and pasting between the host and the MED-V workspace.

Support file transfer between the host and Workspace

Select this check box to enable transferring files between the host and MED-V workspace. Select one of the following options from the File Transfer box:

  • Both—Enable transferring files between the host and the MED-V workspace.

  • Host to Workspace—Enable transferring files from the host to the MED-V workspace.

  • Workspace to Host—Enable transferring files from the MED-V workspace to the host.

noteNote
If a user without permissions attempts to transfer files, a window will appear prompting him to enter the credentials of a user with permissions to perform the file transfer.

ImportantImportant
To support file transfer in Windows XP SP3, you must disable offline file synchronization by editing the registry as follows:

REG ADD HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\netcache /V Enabled /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0

Advanced

Click to set the advanced file transfer options. For more information, see How to Set Advanced File Transfer Options.

Device Control

Enable printing to printers connected to the host

Select this check box to enable users to print from the MED-V workspace using the host printer.

noteNote
The printing is performed by the printers defined on the host.

Enable access to CD / DVD

Select this check box to allow access to a CD or DVD drive from this MED-V workspace.

Multiple Memberships

  • If the user is part of a group and permissions are applied to the user as well as to the group they are part of, all permissions are applied.

  • If the user is a member of two different groups, the least restrictive permissions are applied.

See Also

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