Setting GNOME policies

After you add template files to a Group Policy Object, you can enable and apply the policies to computer as described in the following procedure.

To apply GNOME group policies:

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Editor.
  2. Open User Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > GNOME Settings.

    The right pane displays a list of folders for GNOME setting categories that correspond to the GConf settings folders on a Linux computer, and one policy, Enable GNOME group policies. By default, all group policies are set to ‘Not configured’.

  3. Open category folders to find the policies you want to set.

    You may need to open several layers of sub-folders. For example, to enable the policy to show hidden files in the GNOME desktop, open desktop > gnome > file_views to locate the Whether to show hidden files policy.

    You can click the Explain tab in any policy to review a brief explanation of the policy and its default value.

  4. Double-click the policy, select Enabled, then click OK to set the policy.

    Note:   In most cases, you should set all of the GNOME policies you want to deploy before performing the next step.

  5. Enable the top-level Enable GNOME group policies.

    No changes to individual GNOME policies take effect until you enable this policy. This policy allows you to set GNOME user preferences exactly as you want, then implement them all at one time, rather than implement them one at a time as you set them. See Using the Enable GNOME group policy for more information about this policy.

  6. Expand Computer Configuration > Policies > DirectControl Settings > Group Policy Settings.

  7. Double-click Enable user group policy, then select Enabled and click OK.

    By default, on Linux and computers, user-based group policies are ignored until you explicitly enable them with this policy.