Configuration Using an Administrative Template
Novell GroupWise buttons can be administrated by an Administrative Template, which for example allows the distribution of Microsoft Windows Registry entries.
Administrative templates can be applied to users or computers with help of a group policy object. To deploy Microsoft Windows Registry settings with a Microsoft Windows Active Directory, perform the following steps:
- Start the “Active Directory Users and Computers” MMC snap-in (“Start” > “Administrative Tools” > “Active Directory Users and Computers”). This console helps to administrate users and computers in a Microsoft Windows Active Directory.
- Navigate to the corresponding domain and create a new organizational unit (“New” > “Organizational Unit”).
- Specify a name for the organizational unit and click “OK”.
To deploy Microsoft Windows Registry entries for the use of Novell GroupWise buttons move user accounts to that previously created organizational unit or create new user accounts within.
Note: The deployment of Microsoft Windows Registry entries depends on the settings in the group policy objects. If deployment is defined per computer (“Computer Configuration” folder) the settings are assigned to the computers defined in the organizational unit. If deployment is defined per user (“User Configuration” folder) the settings are assigned to the users specified in the organizational unit. The deployment of the Microsoft Windows Registry entries for Novell GroupWise buttons is performed per user, using the administrative template provided by Fabasoft.
To move users to an organizational unit, perform the following steps:
- Navigate to the “Users” folder and select the users that should be moved.
- Open the context menu and click “Move“.
- Select the organizational unit where these users should be moved to and click “OK“.
- Open the Group Policy Management.
- Navigate to “Group Policy Objects” and create a new group policy object by selecting “New” from the context menu.
- Drag the new group policy object onto the organizational unit to apply these settings to this organizational unit.
- Enter a name for the group policy object and click “OK”.
- Click “Edit” from the new group policy object’s context menu.
The “Group Policy Management Editor” is opened.
In the Group Policy Management Editor an additional policy template (AMD file) has to be added. Policy templates are used to distribute Microsoft Windows Registry settings on clients. They provide a user interface for the administrator to enable the editing of values in the Microsoft Windows Registry settings. The user configuration administrative templates affect users and groups and are applied to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER entry of the assigned users. To add and configure the administrative template, perform the following steps:
- In the “Group Policy Management Editor” navigate to the “Administrative Templates” node of the “User Configuration” root folder.
- Open the context menu and click “Add/Remove Templates”.
- Click “Add” to browse for the administrative template FscControlConfig.adm, which is provided in the setup directory of Fabasoft Folio Setup\ComponentsWeb\Client.
After importing the template, additional subfolders are displayed in the “Classic Administrative Templates (ADM)” folder of the “User Configuration”:
- Fabasoft Folio Office Add-ins
- Fabasoft Folio Web Controls
- Navigate to the “Fabasoft Folio Office Add-ins” folder. This folder contains among others the “Novell GroupWise Button Configuration” policy.
- Open the context menu of the “Novell GroupWise Button Configuration” policy and click “Edit”.
- Click Enabled. It is possible to configure up to four buttons, where only the name of the web server, the name of the virtual directory and the address of the action that should be called have to be changed.
Additional information about provided Fabasoft Folio actions can be found in chapter “Provided Fabasoft Folio Actions”.
Additional descriptions of the parameters can be found in chapter “Configuration by Editing the Microsoft Windows Registry Manually”.