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How to apply policies

Description

Administrative Templates facilitates the management of registry-based policy settings that can be applied on the computer and/or the user configuration. Group policy (GPO) is a tool for organizations to enforce settings on their computers and allows to harden Remote Desktop Manager security.

 

The Administrative Templates are simply registry settings that are enforced by domains. They contain registry keys that can also be set on computers that are not joined to domains. Proper Access Control Lists (ACL) must be put in place to prevent users from modifying registry settings in this case. Refer to the tables below to find the registry key for each policy setting.

 

To learn more on how to deploy the Remote Desktop Manager Administrative Templates on your domain please refer to the Microsoft Online Help.

 

The admx file is distributed with Remote Desktop Manager, you will find it in a Policies sub-folder. By default the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Devolutions\Remote Desktop Manager\Policies.

 

Settings

 

RemoteDesktopManager includes an Administrative templates file (.admx), which describes the policies that are offered.

 

 

In the console tree, click the folder under Administrative Templates that contains the policy settings you want to configure.

 

 

General

POLICY NAME

REGISTRY KEY (PLEASE SEE NOTE 1)

Disable the application automatic update check

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableAutoUpdate

Disable the Help - Check Version button

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableUpdate

Disable the x64 edition of the application

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableX64

Disable the x86 of the application

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableX86

 

Security

POLICY NAME

REGISTRY KEY (PLEASE SEE NOTE 1)

Force the user to always be prompted for the passphrase while connecting to a data source that is protected by a Passphrase Security Provider

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\AlwaysPromptForPassphrase

Force the user to always be prompted for his credentials when opening the application

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\ForceLogin

 

Sessions

POLICY NAME

REGISTRY KEY (PLEASE SEE NOTE 1)

Disable the add-on creation and the Add-on Manager

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableAddOn

Disable the custom image edition in the session configuration

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableCustomImage

Disable the reveal password command

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableRevealPassword

 

User Interface

POLICY NAME

REGISTRY KEY (PLEASE SEE NOTE 1)

Disable all the local application tools like the Event Viewer or IIS

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableApplicationTools

Disable the Devolutions Cloud usage

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableOnlineAccount

Disable the menu File - Data Sources

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableFileDataSources

Disable the menu File - Options

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableFileOptions

Disable the My Personal Credential feature

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableMyPersonalCredentials

Disable the menu Help - About

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableAbout

Disable the import and the export of the Configuration File in File - Options

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableImportExportOptions

Disable the possibility to drag and drop sessions

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\DisableDragAndDrop

Force the Merge credential list with sessions option

%Root%\SOFTWARE\Policies\Devolutions\RemoteDesktopManager\EnableMergeCredentialListWithSessions

 

Notes

 

%Root% can either be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER depending on how you want to enforce the policy. Please refer to Microsoft's documentation to make the best choice for your situation.