How local application settings relate to policies
Dec 4, 2023
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.