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How to Create Client Policies within Parallels Remote Application Server

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Remote Application Server 15.0

A Client Policy controls which configuration tabs are available to configure on the user’s Parallels RDP Client interface. With the policy, the administrator can also set to force settings within these tabs.

This allows administrators to easily manage and restrict the options available to users on the Parallels RDP Client connection to a Farm. Criteria can also be configured to distribute different policies depending on where the user is connecting from or even the machines (MAC Address).

This is particularly useful if an Administrator wants to lock down what clients can access and configure, depending on where or what device they are connecting from.

The following clients are currently supported:

  1. Windows
  2. Linux
  3. OS X

To view, add, and modify Parallels Client policies, select the Policies category in the RAS console. alttext

To add a new Parallels Client policy: 1. Click the Tasks drop-down menu and then click Add (or click the + icon). The Policy Properties dialog opens.

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  1. The left pane contains a navigation tree allowing you to select a group of options to configure.
  2. Make sure the Policy node is selected and then specify a policy name and an optional description.
  3. In the Browse Mode drop-down list, select how you want to browse for users and groups. The preferred mode is Secure Identifier (default). Other options exist for backward compatibility. 5 In the Tasks drop-down menu, click Add (or click the plus sign icon). 6 In the Select User and Groups dialog, specify the target users and/or groups.

(Optional) Configure Criteria for the Client Policy

By default, a client policy applies to the configured users and groups in all situations. You can define a criteria so the policy only applies when the criteria is matched. This functionality allows you to create different policies for the same user, which will be applied depending on where the user is connecting from and from which device.

To create a new criteria:

  1. In the Policy Properties dialog, select Policy in the left pane and then select the Criteria tab in the right pane.
  2. In the Gateway section, select the criteria type in the first drop-down list and then specify the values (if applicable) in the second drop-down list.
  3. In the MAC Address section, select the criteria type in the first drop-down list and then specify the values (if applicable) in the second drop-down list.

Configure Connection Properties and Options

To configure connection properties and options:

  1. Select the Connection Properties node in the left pane and then select the connection properties this policy will enforce.
  2. Select the Options node in the left pane and then specify the options to restrict or enforce.

Configure Control Settings

The Control Settings options allow you to control various actions on the client side. These options affect the following RDP clients:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone

To configure control settings:

  1. Select the Control Settings node in the left pane.
  2. On the Connections tab page, select (or clear) the following options:
    • Do NOT add RAS connections. When a user presses the Add Connection button, an RDP connection is immediately created.
    • Do NOT add Standard RDP connections. When a user presses the Add Connection button, a RAS connection is immediately created
  3. On the Password tab page, specify the following options:
    • Do NOT save password. Option to save the password will not be shown to the user for that particular connection. Password is never saved on a disk, but kept in memory until the user closes the application.
    • Do NOT change password. Option to change the password will not be shown in the context menu for that particular connection.
  4. On the Import and Export tab page:
    • Do NOT import/export setting. The Import and Export buttons will not be shown to the user.

When done configuring client policies, click OK to save the changes and close the Policy Properties dialog.

To modify an existing client policy, right-click it and select Properties in the context menu




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