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 the
    Client/Server Control Settings
    tab to
    Server
    .
    For example, you can set the
    Show/Hide notification area icon
    option to
    Client
    . The notification area icon appears on the client and the user can choose to show or hide the icon. If you set the
    Show/Hide notification area icon
    option to
    Server
    , 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.
  1. To configure user interface settings
  2. To configure user interface settings in mixed control, click
    Clients > Policies
    tab. See:
  3. In the
    Client User Interface Control Settings for
    location name
    dialog box, next to
    Mixed control
    , click
    Customize
    .
  4. In the
    Client User Interface Mixed Control Settings
    dialog box, on the
    Client/Server Control Settings
    tab, 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, click
      Server
      .
      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, click
      Client
      . Client is selected by default for all settings except the virus and spyware settings.
  5. For some of the options that you set to
    Server
    , click the
    Client User Interface Settings
    tab to configure them:
    For information on where in the console you configure the remaining options that you set to
    Server
    , click
    Help
    . For example, to enable firewall settings, configure them in the Firewall policy. See:
  6. On the
    Client User Interface Settings
    tab, check the option's check box so that the option is available on the client.
  7. Click
    OK
    .
  8. Click
    OK
    .
  9. To configure user interface settings in server control, change the user control level to server control. See:
  10. In the
    Client User Interface Settings
    dialog box, check the options that you want to appear on the client.
  11. Click
    OK
    .
  12. Click
    OK
    .