0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2015 10:51 AM by paul.whalley

    EM 8.6 SP1  - Windows Custom Settings Exclusion Snippets now available for download

    paul.whalley SupportEmployee
      When utilizing Windows Settings Groups to capture Personalization, you can only at present add Folder/Registry Inclusion settings within the Console.  This does present some challenges when configuring settings for App-V 5 for example as a number of Registry Exclusions are specifically recommended by Microsoft for optimal use.
      In addition, some of the In-Built Custom Settings such as 'Links' & 'Network Location Shortcuts' can capture unwanted filetypes that may be copied to Folder include locations by the user (WSG's do not utilize Application Personalization Global Settings).  AppSense has taken the first step in addressing this challenge with the release of Environment Manager 8.6 SP1.

      Within this release, it is now possible to import XML snippets (available here on Exchange) into your Personalization Console for usage within your Windows Settings. 

      The 4 XML Snippets currently available are for:

      1 - App-V 5. This Snippet includes the recommended MS Registry Exclusions
      2 - App-V 5 (No Start Menu).  This snippet contains the same settings as above with the omission of the Start Menu Folder to cater for environments that redirect this location
      3 - Network Location Shortcuts - This snippet includes the In-Built 'Network Location Shortcuts' Settings as well as additional exclude functionality configured to prevent the Common File Types from being captured by Personalization.
      4 - Links - This snippet includes the In-Built 'Links' Settings as well as additional exclude functionality configured to prevent the Common File Types from being captured by Personalization.

      Instructions on using the snippets is available on the specific Tools links.

      As mentioned above, this is the 1st step in addressing this challenge. The ability to view and configure Custom Settings Exclusions via the Personalization Console will be provided in a later release.

      Regards

      Paul

      Product Manager - AppSense