Using the Enable GNOME group policy

Because GNOME group policies affect users’ desktops, it is best to apply all the policies you set at once, rather than one at a time. To support this, you can use Enable GNOME group policies as a master policy. No changes to other GNOME policies take effect until you set the master policy to Enabled. After you enable the set of policies you want to deploy, you set this policy to have all of the policies deployed at the same time.

Similarly, you can disable all previously-enabled policies at once by disabling the master policy. For example, if you want to change some existing settings, you can temporarily disable all policies, then re-enable Enable GNOME group policies when you have made all your changes.

When you disable the master Enable GNOME group policies policy, the settings on each Linux machine revert to the local GNOME settings that were in effect before you deployed group policies. The Centrify GP mapper first saves the current GNOME settings as local values on the Linux client and before it applies the Centrify GNOME settings. If you disable GNOME group policies, the Centrify GP mapper restores the local GNOME settings that were previously saved.