Authentication Services 4.2 - Administration Guide

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The Group Policy Configuration policy manages the vgp.conf file so that you can centrally manage the configuration options of your Group Policy agents.

Group Policy Configuration policy

The Group Policy Configuration policy allows you to manage the options that control the Unix Group Policy agent. On Unix these options are stored in the /etc/opt/quest/vgp/vgp.conf file.

Group Policy Configuration policies support non-tattooing, block inheritance, ACL filtering, and enforced settings. Policies applied later do not override enforced settings. When you unlink all Group Policy Configuration policies, the next GPO processing event restores the configuration file to its previous state.

Configure Group Policy options

To configure Group Policy options

  1. Start Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate to the Unix Settings | Quest Authentication Services | Client Configuration node.
  3. Double-click Group Policy Configuration in the results view to open the Group Policy Configuration Properties dialog.

    The Properties dialog contains a list of configuration settings.

  4. Enter the configuration settings. Detailed help text is available for each setting. You can resize the help window using the splitter control between the settings and the help text.
  5. Click OK.

    Note: Options that are not set (blank) use the default value defined by Group Policy. Any options that are set in the policy override local settings stored in the configuration file.

Client-Side Extensions policy

The Client-Side Extensions policy determines which Client-Side Extensions (CSEs) apply policy and in what order.

To determine policy processing order, check the Define this policy option in the Client-side Extensions Properties dialog. Click Add, Edit, Remove, Move Up, Move Down, or Reset to change the policy processing configuration.

For security reasons the following extensions cannot be removed from policy processing:

  • Licensing Extension
  • Authentication Services Configuration Extension
  • Microsoft Security Extension
  • Macintosh Settings Extension
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