The Unix Settings node is installed by the Authentication Services Group Policy Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Snap-In. Group Policy defines Unix-specific policies that manage various Unix system settings. Policy items contained in this node are specific to Unix operating systems. You can configure Unix settings through Group Policy.
To open the Unix Settings node in the Group Policy Management Editor
You can configure scripts to run automatically on Unix systems either at startup or when Group Policy is refreshed. Startup scripts run each time the Authentication Services service starts. Refresh scripts run each time the policy refresh threshold is met (every 90-120 minutes by default). In addition you can mark scripts as "run-once", indicating that the script should only run the first time.
Note: Un-apply the policy or modify the script to reset the "run-once" property.
Group Policy copies scripts added to the policy to the Group Policy Template (GPT). When the Group Policy agent executes the script, Group Policy passes all command line parameters to the script. The Group Policy agent executes scripts in the order listed. Use the Up and Down buttons in the script Properties dialog to reorder the scripts.
Unix Script policies cannot be overridden. You can block and enforce Unix Script policies with the block inheritance option and enforce links. You can also filter Script policies using ACL filtering. In all other cases, Group Policy executes all Unix Script policies linked to the host in the order they are encountered during Group Policy processing.
The Refresh Scripts policy manages the script that is run each time policy is applied on the Unix host.
To configure a refresh script
The Refresh Script Properties dialog opens.
The New Script dialog opens.
Note: Typically, you write and test the script on the target platform.
A file browse dialog appears.
The script you choose automatically displays in the Name field.
Note: If you do not have a script to import, add a name for the script, select it on the property page and click Edit Script. Group Policy opens a text editor to allow you to create it "on the fly".
The new script displays in the list of configured scripts for this policy.
The Script Preview pane displays the read-only contents of the script.
Your text editor launches with the contents of the script so that you can edit and save the script.
The Script Preview pane displays the updated script contents.