System Policy Support

System policies allow you to control the actions that a user is permitted to perform.

A policy can be defined by any application or component. The policy appears in the administrator user interface; information that you set about the policy migrates to the local computer's registry. The application or component that defines a policy must check the registry to enforce its own policy.

Policy information is typically added to a local registry in the following sequence:

  1. Categories, policies, and parts are described in a policy template (*.ADM) file. The Microsoft Resource Kit includes three policy template files: WINNT.ADM, COMMON.ADM, and WINDOWS.ADM. Applications or components can also provide their own policy template files.
    Note:
    Z and I Emulator for Windows supplies a policy template for each language currently supported. The templates are on the installation image in the admin directory. For example, the policy template for the US English language is named ENUPOL.ADM and the policy template for the French language is named FRAPOL.ADM.
  2. You run the policy editor, which reads one or more policy templates and lists the available categories and policies. You set up the desired policies, and the policy editor uses registry functions to save the work to a policy (*.POL) file. A group policy editor is provided with Windows. Documentation about the use of Microsoft policy editors can be found at http://www.microsoft.com.
  3. After the user logs on (and user profiles are reconciled if they are enabled), the policy downloader determines where to find the file on the network, opens the policy file, and merges the appropriate computer, user, and user group policies into the local registry.
Note:
When using the group policy editor provided with Windows operating system, the Not Configured setting allows the same permission or access to features as the Enabled setting.

Execution Policy

This category contains policy information related to execution.

Dynamic Menu Modification
This policy controls whether or not DDE applications executed by the user are permitted to dynamically add themselves to the menu of an active session.
Java™ Applet
This policy controls the user's ability to execute Java applets from the Actions -> Run Java Applet menu.
Macro Play/Record
This policy controls the user's ability to play and record macros.

The Macro Play/Record drop-down list has the following options:

No Access
The user has no access to macros; that is, the user cannot play or record macros. This is the most restrictive level of control.
Play
The user can play macros.
Record
The user can play and record macros.

Start Session

This policy controls the user's ability to minimize an emulator session window.

Minimize Session
This policy controls the user's ability to minimize an emulator session window.
Maximize Session
This policy controls the user's ability to maximize an emulator session window.
Close Session
This policy controls the user's ability to close an emulator session window.
Delete Session
This policy controls the user's ability to delete an emulator session from the Session Manager window.

Product Update

This policy controls the user's ability to start the Product Update Tool.

Detect and Repair

This policy controls the user's ability to utilize the Help Detect and Repair function.

File Transfer

This policy controls the user's ability to send or receive files from the host.

Installation Policy

This category contains policy information related to installing or removing Z and I Emulator for Windows.

Uninstall
This policy controls the user's ability to uninstall HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows.

View Policy

This category contains policy information related to changing the session window.

Menu Bar
This policy controls whether the user can view the menu bar.

Select Disable to hide the menu bar. The Not Configured or Enabled settings retain the menu bar in the session window.

Tool Bar
This policy controls whether the user can view the tool bar.

Select Disable to hide the tool bar. The Not Configured or Enabled settings retain the tool bar in the session window.

Status Bar
This policy controls whether the user can view the status bar.

Select Disable to hide the status bar. The Not Configured or Enabled settings retain the status bar in the session window.

Expanded OIA
This policy controls whether the user can view the expanded OIA.

Select Disable to hide the status bar. The Not Configured or Enabled settings retain the expanded OIA in the session window.

Quick Connect Bar
This policy controls whether the user can view the Quick Connect Bar. Select Disable to hide the Quick Connect Bar. The Not Configured or Enabled settings retain the Quick Connect Bar in the session window.