Audacity certainly isn’t as important an application as Microsoft Outlook, Java or Firefox. After all, it’s just an audio editor right? It’s not important until your users mess up the application settings that they have grown accustomed to so that this application no longer performs as expected.
And you certainly don’t want your helpdesk spending much time on an application such as this, so they can focus on business generating applications.
But don’t worry. PolicyPak can manage this for you so your helpdesk never has to take a call about setting misconfigurations.
At PolicyPak, we enforce and lock down the optimum settings values that you, the administrator, want them to have. PolicyPak sets and enforces expectations for your users’ applications, so that they get the same experience, every time they launch it.
Keep your Audacity configuration settings delivered, enforced and automatically remediated with PolicyPak.
Our PolicyPak software snaps-in to the Group Policy Editor and gives you the same user interface as Audacity. You prevent helpdesk calls by making sure that users are prompted about events such as “Saving Projects” so check the warning prompts and warnings you want. Then you can totally prevent users from modifying these settings by right clicking each one of them and selecting “Disable Corresponding Control in Target Application.”
Notice that all three of our desired warning prompts are grayed out so that users can’t access them, which means they can’t alter them.
Users of this application are focused on elaborating editing their audio projects, not on what files need saving. Make sure that “Always copy all audio into project” is always selected. Then disable this setting as well to keep users out of this setting.
To ensure that this setting value is delivered and protected from user intervention as is shown below.
With PolicyPak, you’re the one in control.
Besides, once you’re using PolicyPak to manage Audacity, you’ll also get to manage all your other enterprise desktop applications the same way: Flash, Lync, Java, Firefox, and any custom applications you have. They’re 100% included – absolutely free.
It’s all included when you’re a PolicyPak Professional customer.
PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.
When you’re ready to get serious about managing Audacity, PolicyPak is ready for you.