Managing User Personalization data with Personalization Operations

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    Environment Manager 10.0Environment Manager 10.1


    For Versions 10.0 of Environment Manager and above, Personalization Operations can be used to manage Personalization data for users, via a web based console.


    Administrators and Master Administrators can perform data operations for multiple users at a time. You can choose "quick" tasks, in which are common data operations executed in a few clicks, or custom tasks, which can include manually editing specific settings. The tasks can be executed immediately or you can defer them. Multi-user operations are performed in the background and you can manage them in the task manager.


    Deleting settings for a single user can be performed via the below steps;


    1. Connect to Personalization Operations via http://<PersonalizationServer>:7771

    2. Once logged in as an Administrator, within "Manage Single User" search for the user you wish to manage

    3. Select "Manage User's Current Settings"


    You can now select either a Quick or Custom task, Quick tasks involve;


         · Delete all current settings

         · Delete all registry items

         · Delete all file/folder items


    You can apply the tasks to all Windows Settings or all Application Groups at a time or both. If you are deleting settings for Windows Settings Groups, select the appropriate Windows Settings option(s) in a second select box, for example:


         · All windows settings groups

         · Taskbar and Start Menu

         · IE10+ Cookies and History


    If using a quick task, you will asked to confirm your selection and execute the task, this will then delete personalization settings for the selected user.


    A Custom task will allow more granular control, and target only specified registry items, or files and folders. For example, to delete specific Registry settings for a single user follow the below steps;


    1. Search for and select a user.

    2. Click Manage User's current settings. The current settings dialog lists the names and content of the user's Application and Windows Settings groups.

    3. Select a group, and then under Custom Tasks select Manually edit current settings for selected group.

    4. Click Next. The dialog displays three tabs in which you can specify file, folder, and registry actions.

    5. To change registry settings, do the following:


         a. Click the Registry tab.

         b. In the tab, use the registry browser to navigate to and select required registry key.


         The table below the navigation tree is populated with value, type, and data information for the key. To edit a value, select it in the table first.


         c. Select one of the following Available Actions:

              · Delete selected key.

              · Edit data for selected value.

              · Delete selected value.

         d. Click Add action to task. The registry action is added to the Actions in Task list.


    6. To add custom actions for another Application or Windows Settings group, click Manage Another Group.

    7. You return to the Live Settings dialog, where you can select another group.

    8. When you have added all the required actions, click Execute Task. The next dialog displays a summary of the actions you selected.

    9. Click Finish. The task is completed and a success message displays.


    For further information regarding Personalization Operations, and performing bulk multi-user Operations, please refer to the product documentation;