Admin Console (Item Level Targenting): Why would I want to bypass Internal (pre-defined) Item Level Targeting?

Starting in build 603, you have the ability to bypass Internal Item Level Targeting.

You might want to do this for several reasons:

  • Our Pak’s Internal Filters are “too restrictive” for a version of an application. For instance, the earliest Pak we have for Techsmith Snagit is Version 10, and the internal filters will only apply when Snagit 10 is on the machine. If you’re using version 9, the settings simply won’t apply… unless you bypass the Internal filters.
  • The location you’ve installed the application and it is different than the default install location. So if you’ve installed Snag It 11 to c:\SnagIt11 instead of  %ProgramFiles%\TechSmith\Snagit 11\ (for 32-bit) or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\TechSmith\Snagit 11 (for 64-bit) the Internal ILT filters will evaluate to “false” and therefore not apply as expected.
  • If you’re using virtualized applications (like App-V 4 or 5, ThinApp 4 or 5) then Internal ILT filters are asking the real machine “Is this application really installed on the real machine?” Since the application is virtualized, PolicyPak cannot evaluate Internal Item Level targeting inside of the virtualized application, and will therefore evaluate to false and not apply as expected.
  • Sometimes our Item Level Targeting is set to only apply when the application is installed AND running on a particular operating system. (Again, check the readme file for the Pak.) If you want to try to make it work anyway, you could bypass Internal Item Level Targeting.

For a video expressing how to bypass Internal ILT, see:http://www.policypak.com/videos/bypassing-internal-item-level-targeting-filters.html

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