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How local application settings relate to policies

July 22, 2024

ID 3316

You can use policies to set identical values of the application settings for all devices in a group.

The values of the settings that a policy specifies can be redefined for individual devices in a group by using local application settings. You can set only the values of settings that the policy allows to be modified, that is, the unlocked settings.

The value of a setting that the application uses on a client device is defined by the lock position () for that setting in the policy:

  • If a setting modification is locked, the same value (defined in the policy) is used on all client devices.
  • If a setting modification is unlocked, the application uses a local setting value on each client device instead of the value specified in the policy. The setting can then be changed in the local application settings.

This means that, when a task is run on a client device, the application applies settings that have been defined in two different ways:

  • By task settings and local application settings, if the setting is not locked against changes in the policy.
  • By the group policy, if the setting is locked against changes.

Local application settings are changed after the policy is first applied in accordance with the policy settings.

See also:

Policies and policy profiles

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