Policies let you control the behavior of devices. There are nine types of policies you can create:
Browser Bookmarks Policy: Configures Internet Explorer favorites for Windows devices and users.
Dynamic Local User Policy: Configures users created on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP workstations, and Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Terminal Servers after the users have successfully authenticated to Novell eDirectory.
Local File Rights Policy: Configures rights for files or folders that exist on the NTFS file systems.
The policy can be used to configure basic and advanced permissions for both local and domain users and groups. It provides the ability for an administrator to create custom groups on managed devices.
Printer Policy: Configures Local, SMB, HTTP, and iPrint printers for a Windows devices and users.
Remote Management Policy: Configures the behavior or execution of a Remote Management session on a managed device. The policy includes properties such as Remote Management operations, security, and so forth. A Remote Management policy can be assigned to users as well as managed devices.
Roaming Profile Policy: Allows the user to configure the path where his or her user profile should be stored.
A user profile contains information about a user’s desktop settings and personal preferences, which are retained from session to session.
Any user profile that is stored in a network path is known as a roaming profile. Every time the user logs on to a machine, his or her profile is loaded from the network path. This helps the user to move from machine to machine and still retain consistent personal settings.
SNMP Policy: Configures SNMP parameters on the managed devices.
Windows Group Policy: Configures Group Policy for Windows devices and users.
ZENworks Explorer Configuration Policy: Allows you to administer and centrally manage the behavior and features of ZENworks Explorer.
To create a policy, you use the Create New Policy Wizard. In addition to helping you create the policy, the wizard also lets you assign it to devices and users and decide whether to enforce the policy immediately or wait until the device refreshes its information.
In ZENworks Control Center, click thetab.
In the Policies panel, click> to launch the Create New Policy Wizard.
Follow the prompts to create, assign, and schedule the policy.
Click thebutton on each wizard page for detailed information about the page.
When you complete the wizard, the policy is added to the Policies panel. You can click the policy to view the policy’s details and modify assignments.
You can also use the policy-create command in the zman utility to create a policy. For more information, see ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Command Line Utilities Reference.
For more information about applying policies, see the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Policy Management Reference.