Configure ControlUp UI & Features Using a Group Policy
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    Configure ControlUp UI & Features Using a Group Policy

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    You have the option to restrict the display of the ControlUp Real-Time Console user interface components by using the Microsoft Group Policy. You can hide panes, views, actions, columns, and buttons, thus creating a limited view that may be useful for delegated administrators, such as helpdesk personnel. These restrictions are visual only in terms of what is visible in the console. They do not change any permissions the user might have to perform actions in ControlUp.

    Usage

    Download the administrative templates ZIP file from here and extract both the ControlUpConsole2020.admx and ControlUpConsole2020.adml files to your policy definition folder.

    For a detailed explanation on Group Policy Templates, see the official Microsoft documentation.  

    After importing the template, your policy should look like this:

    The policies are applied to users. Use the template in GPOs linked to Active Directory OUs in which your delegated ControlUp administrators’ user accounts are located.

    Under ControlUp > Console in the policy, there is a subfolder for each pane, view, ribbons, and settings window. The policy names are sorted alphabetically.

    The following user interface components may be hidden using the policy template:

    Advanced Settings

    Controllers Pane

    The Controllers Pane can hide the entire pane or individual controllers.

    Machines:

    • Services
    • Registry
    • File System
    • Programs and Updates

    Users:

    • Registry controller
    • User Registry

    Enterprise:

    • Shares

    Events Pane

    • The events pane has only one policy ‘Hide’.

    Incidents Pane

    • The incidents pane has only one policy ‘Hide’.

    Monitor status

    • The monitor status view has only one policy ‘Hide’.

    My Organization Pane

    • Holds the majority of the policies, as the default view of ControlUp, it cannot be hidden.

    Accounts view

    • You can hide the Accounts View
    • In the subfolder “Accounts columns” you can ‘Hide’ each of the available columns
      • Computers
      • CPU
      • Memory (Private Bytes)
      • Name
      • Page Faults/sec
      • Processes
      • Sessions
      • Stress Level

    Agent Control

    • You can hide any of the actions you can perform on ControlUp Agents
      • Agent Control
      • Deploy .NET Framework
      • Properties context menu
      • Restart Remote Agent
      • Set Listening Port
      • Start Remote Agent
      • Stop Remote Agent
      • Uninstall Remote Agent
      • Upgrade Remote Agent

    Machines View

    • You can' hide the Machines view.
    • In the subfolder “Machines columns” you can ‘Hide’ each of the available columns
    • You can hide the following actions:
      • Abort Shutdown
      • Admin$ Diagnostics Instruction
      • Disable Process Execution
      • Enable Process Execution
      • Launch Event Viewer On Remote Computer
      • Flush DNS
      • Import Registry Computer
      • NSLookup Diagnostics Instruction
      • Ping Diagnostics Instruction
      • Reboot machine
      • Refresh Machine Policy
      • Send Message (same as in sessions view)
      • Send Super Message (same as in sessions view)
      • Send Wake On Lan Signal
      • Shutdown machine
      • Run As User
      • Test WMI Diagnostics Instruction
      • Trace Diagnostics Instruction
      • Wake On Lan
      • XenDesktop site management >> Enable Maintenance Mode
        XenDesktop site management >> Disable Maintenance Mode

    Applications view

    • You can hide the Applications view
    • In the subfolder “Applications columns” you can ‘Hide’ each of the available columns

    Folders view

    • You can hide the Folders view
    • In the subfolder “Folders columns” you can ‘Hide’ each of the available columns
      • Avg Sessions per Computer
      • Computers CPU
      • Computers
      • Connected Computers
      • Critical Stressed Computers
      • Critical Stressed Processes
      • Critical Stressed Sessions
      • Description
      • Disconnected Computers
      • Folders Path
      • High Stressed Computers
      • High Stressed Processes
      • High Stressed Sessions
      • Low Stressed Computers
      • Low Stressed Processes
      • Low Stressed Sessions
      • Max Sessions per Computer
      • Mid Stressed Computers
      • Mid Stressed Processes
      • Mid Stressed Sessions
      • Min Sessions per Computer
      • Name
      • Page Faults/sec
      • Processes
      • Sessions
      • Stress Level
      • User Sessions

    Process view

    • You can hide the Process view
    • In the subfolder “Process columns” you can ‘Hide’ each of the available columns
    • You can hide the following actions:
      • End Process
      • Go To >> Session
      • Kill Process
      • PsKill
      • Set Process Priority

    Session view

    • You can hide the Session view
    • In the subfolder “Session columns” you can ‘Hide’ each of the available columns
    • You can hide the following actions:
      • Chat
      • Disconnect Session
      • Get Session Screenshot With Approval
      • Get Session Screenshot With Notification
      • Get Session Screenshot Without notifying the user
      • Go To >> Computer
      • Import registry user
      • Logoff session
      • Reapply group policy
      • Refresh user group policy
      • Remote assistance
      • Kill policy
      • Send message (same as in computers view)
      • Send super message (same as in computers view)

    Remote Desktop pane

    • You can hide the ALL Remote Desktop actions from ControlUp Console

    Ribbons

    Home

    • You can hide the following options from the Ribbons menus

      Buttons:
      • Add Cloud Connection
      • Add Computers
      • Add EUC Environment
      • Add Hypervisor
      • Add Incident Trigger
      • Add Monitor
      • Add NetScaler
      • Actions
      • Columns
      • ControlUp Insights
      • Display
      • Export
      • Linux Data Collector
      • Script Actions
      • Solve
      • Manage Monitors
      • User Permissions
      • Virtual Expert

    Security Policy pane

    • You can hide the Security Policy pane from ControlUp Console

    Settings

    • You can hide all the settings or the following individual settings:
      • AD Connections
      • Active Application
      • Advanced
      • Agent
      • Alerts
      • App Load Time
      • Audit Log
      • Branch Mapping
      • Browser URLs
      • Controller Lists
      • Credentials Store
      • Data Upload
      • Display
      • Events
      • Export Schedule
      • Insights Access
      • Monitors
      • Proxy
      • Remote Assistance
      • Schedule
      • Security
      • Stress
      • Triggers
      • Virtual Expert

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