New feature! Now, inside one GPO, you can have definitions for the same Pak, but use Item Level Targeting features to specify under what conditions the Pak will be delivered. If you love Item Level Targeting with GPPrefs, you're going to love this feature.
Use this technique to bypass any Internal Item Level Targeting filters which are in our pre-configured Paks.
Getting licensed for PolicyPak is easy. We have a tool which counts computers in Active Directory (or those you want to manage.) Then you send us the count file, and you're licensed. Super simple.
If a preconfigured PolicyPak or a PolicyPak you create has a bug or error, it's a simple procedure to take the updated Pak and update the GPO. This procedure shows you how.
Updating your Pak DLLs and GPOs to a newer version manually can be a pain in the neck. So, we created this utility to automatically update your GPOs with PolicyPak data to the latest versions. It installs alongside DesignStudio.
When ACL Lockdown™ mode on a PolicyPak element is selected, PolicyPak will "take ownership" of the portion of the user's registry (or files) involved in the application. This literally prevents users (or other applications) from modifying your settings. It provides a "Steady State" for your application where users are simply not permitted to work around your settings (online or offline, running or not running).
This is an advanced PolicyPak topic showing how to reconnect a DLL if the _inner name_ was changed, and someone deleted the existing DLL.
PolicyPak 3.5 and later supports re-delivery of settings, simply by re-launching the application. This is configurable per Pak and demonstrated in this video.
Here's the rundown of all the things you simply cannot do AT ALL with Group Policy alone. Want to put the full lockdown on your users? Want to set and revert settings? You're gonna love this video and the power PolicyPak can bring to your Active Directory.
PolicyPak enables you to work with other administrators ---- quickly. Just put the Paks into the central store, and everyone has a copy. Watch this video to see how it's done !
Starting in build 601 of the PolicyPak MMC snap in, you've got the ability to store Pak files on shares -- as well as the traditional Local and Central stores. This video shows you how it works.
You might want to avoid using Group Policy to deliver PolicyPak directives if you are using Intune, SCCM, LanDesk, KACE or similar software for software deployment, and your team doesn't want to use Group Policy but wants to use PolicyPak. See this video to see how it's done.
If a DLL that supports a GPO is removed, you need a way to discover and quickly fix it. The PolicyPak GPOTouch utility has a function called Find & Repair Orphaned Paks within GPOs. Here's how it works.
Starting in build 545, you can flip / flop specific settings even when offline. For instance, see in this video how we change Firefox's Proxy settings -- even when there is no DC. You're going to love this tip !
You might want to deliver settings based upon Windows' environment variables. There are several types of Env variables, and in this demo, we show you how to find them and some use cases.
Ever wanted to deliver and dynamically manage and enforce RDP files? That capability is available when you use PolicyPak. See this video to see how its done.