Preventing and allowing users to change the client's user interface
What can users change on the client user interface?
You as the administrator set the user control level to determine whether the user can make changes to the client. For example, you can prevent the user from opening the client user interface or the notification area icon. The user interface features that you manage for the users are called managed settings. The user does not have access to all of the client features, such as password protection. See:
How do I configure user interface settings?
You can configure user interface settings on the client if you do either of the following tasks:
- Set the client's user control level to server control.
- Set the client's user control level to mixed control and set the parent feature on theClient/Server Control Settingstab toServer.For example, you can set theShow/Hide notification area iconoption toClient. The notification area icon appears on the client and the user can choose to show or hide the icon. If you set theShow/Hide notification area iconoption toServer, you can choose whether to display the notification area icon on the client.
Most of these settings apply to the Windows client only. You can configure a few options on the Mac client in server control only.
- To configure user interface settings
- To configure user interface settings in mixed control, clickClients > Policiestab. See:
- In theClient User Interface Control Settings fordialog box, next tolocation nameMixed control, clickCustomize.
- In theClient User Interface Mixed Control Settingsdialog box, on theClient/Server Control Settingstab, do one of the following actions:
- Lock an option so that you can configure it only from the server. For the option you want to lock, clickServer.Any Virus and Spyware Protection settings that you set to Server here override the settings on the client.
- Unlock an option so that the user can configure it on the client. For the option you want, clickClient. Client is selected by default for all settings except the virus and spyware settings.
- For some of the options that you set toServer, click theClient User Interface Settingstab to configure them:For information on where in the console you configure the remaining options that you set toServer, clickHelp. For example, to enable firewall settings, configure them in the Firewall policy. See:
- On theClient User Interface Settingstab, check the option's check box so that the option is available on the client.
- To configure user interface settings in server control, change the user control level to server control. See:
- In theClient User Interface Settingsdialog box, check the options that you want to appear on the client.