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Chapter 9: Using the Logon Hook User Admin Utility

Created: 07 Jun 2007 • Updated: 12 Feb 2013
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The SVS User Admin utility is a tool that lets administrators create and edit User Settings XML files. User Settings XML files are referenced by SVS client computers. They let administrators define which SVS event actions to perform when a user logs on or off of a computer.

Topics include:

Configuring User Settings XML Files

User Settings XML files contain administrator defined rules that control what actions SVS performs against layers when associated users and groups logon or logoff of a computer.

To create a new User Settings XML file

  • Select File > New > User Settings XML.

To open an existing User Settings XML file

  • Select File > Open.

To open a recent User Settings XML file

  1. Select File > Recent Files.
  2. Select the appropriate file.

To close a User Settings XML file

  • Select File > Close.

To view a User Settings XML file

You can use SVS User Admin to view rules associated with User Settings XML files in two ways:

  • Configured Users and Groups - Displays the configuration settings for all layers associated with a user or a group.
  • Configured Layers - Displays the configuration settings for each layer and the users and groups assigned to it.

To save a user settings XML file

  1. Open or create a user settings XML file:
    • Select File > Save.
    • Select File > Save As.

Configuring Logon Hook Rules

A rule is a definition, within a User Settings Configuration file, of a set of actions for SVS to perform when a user or a member of a group logs on or logs off. You can apply each action to both user logon and user logoff events. These actions include:

  • Activate
  • Deactivate
  • Import
  • Reset
  • Delete

To create rules

  1. Create or open a User Settings XML file.

    See To create a new User Settings XML file

  2. In the left pane, select either Configured Users and Groups or Configured Layers. If applicable, select a specific user, group, or layer sub-item.
  3. Select Edit > Add New Rule.

    The Create New Rule window opens

  4. In User/Group, specify or browse for a user or group name to associate with the rule.
  5. In Archive File, specify or browse for a Virtual Software Archive (.VSA) file to associate with the rule.
  6. Under Logon Actions, select the actions you want performed on the layer when a user or group logs on to a computer.
  7. Under Logoff Actions, select the actions you want performed on the layer when the user or group member logs off of the computer.
  8. Click OK.

To edit rules

  1. Create or Open a User Settings XML file.

    See To create a new User Settings XML file

  2. In the left pane, select a user, group, or layer name to display.
  3. In the right pane, select the rule you want to edit by clicking on a user, group, or layer name.
  4. Select Edit > Edit Rule.

    The Edit Rule window opens.

  5. Select the actions you want performed on the layer when the user or group member logs on or off.
  6. Click OK.

To clone rules

  1. Create or Open a User Settings XML file.

    See To create a new User Settings XML file

  2. In the left pane, select a user, group, or layer to clone.
    Note In the right pane, you can select multiple rules to clone by holding down the Shift button or the Ctrl button while you click.
  3. Select Edit > Clone Rules.

    The Clone Rules To window opens

  4. Define the clone's destination.
    • If you have selected a user or group, enter a user name.
    • If you have selected a .VSA file, enter a layer file.
  5. Click OK.

User Settings XML File Storage

When you finish creating or editing your User Settings XML file, place it on a Network share, Web Server, or a location where client computers can reference it. For details about setting up client computers to use User Settings XML files, see Setting Up Client Computers for Logon Hook.

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