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  1. Remove snooze button from scripting message windows

    When using the "Create a message window" option in the scripting engine, the message box displayed to the user should not include a snooze button - or at the very least, when configuring the message window, there should be an option to show or hide the snooze button. Often, we are using the message window solely for informational purposes for the user, (ie. to notify them that a process is about to begin). Having a snooze button show up here is extremely confusing for end users. Attached is the configuration of a message box (Capture2.PNG) and the message actually displayed…

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  2. Disable splash screen in Logon and Logoff

    Disable splash screen in Logon and Logoff still show pop ups.
    It would be good if DA offer the option to remove any pop up window when at user logon or logoff.
    Settings in global config do not accomplish that, still shows information.
    This is a problem, because if the user sees a pop up that do not expect, it will contact help-desk.
    Desktop Authority user logon and logoff should have a silent option where the user does not see any splash screen / popup window.

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  3. Business logic error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. - SuperusersManagement

    If Super user management i started there is an error:
    Why?
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.Common.GenericChannel.GenericChannel.SendOperation(String methodName, Object[] parameters)
    at BusinessLogicGenericChannel.GetDomainObject(Guid , String )
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.DAComponentUI.SystemSecurity.SuperusersManagement.ub9JlHOwy()
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.DAComponentUI.SystemSecurity.SuperusersManagement.gridUsersNeedDataSource(Object sender, NeedDataSourceEventArgs e)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.WebControls.CustomGrid.OnNeedDataSource(Boolean clear
    session)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.WebControls.CustomGrid.getMarkedItems()
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.WebControls.CustomGrid.Rebind(Boolean no
    session)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.DAComponentUI.SystemSecurity.SuperusersManagement.Rebind()
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.Default.KordCdkXX(String )
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.
    Default.rEEJeY0F3()
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.Default.Navigate(String navigateValue, String selectedValue)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.
    Default.Navigate(String navigateValue)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.Default.ctrlChildTabStripTabClick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.WebControls.DaTabPanel.OnTabClick(DaTabClickEventArgs args)
    at ScriptLogic.DAConsole.DAConsole.WebControls.DaTabPanel.s38PnGrhp(Object , EventArgs )
    at System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)
    at System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument)
    at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument)
    at System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData)
    at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

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  4. Ability to filter all rules based on validation logic

    A client brought up the request of wanting to be able to see all rules applied to a given PC name. An example was: which shortcuts and drive mappings are applied to all devices named PC-Example*. This was outside of looking at an sltrace file or performing a database query.

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  5. Actually allow Admin Right Execution for Pre/Post Engine Scripting instead of lying in your Documentation

    The documentation for DA (at least back to version 9.3) specifically states that you can add a switch (in this case /admin) to the end of the file name for any pre or post engine script, but that's not how it actually works! DA won't let you add spaces or switches to the file name. So I guess my idea is maybe, just maybe, you should make the product actually function like your own documentation states it does. Can't wait to find out what else DA doesn't do that it should!

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    I can’t blame you for your frustration that the product is not behaving as advertised! I will make sure that we link any Support case you may have in the system and also work with R&D to make sure we document the product pre/post scripting more accurately – or better yet, make sure we fix the switch capability you are looking for but could not find.

    Problems are opportunities – thanks for your feedback so we can improve our product for you and many others.

  6. GPO Deploment Fix with Windows 10 Pro Client workstations. Currently unable to push out minor GPO Scripts on Windows 10 Pro Clients.

    GPO Deploment Fix with Windows 10 Pro Client workstations. Currently unable to push out minor GPO Scripts on Windows 10 Pro Clients. It looks like with the new and updated versions of Windows 10 Pro we cannot push simple GPO through Desktop Authority. It looks like Microsoft changed the way some of these things are pushed out. A fix would be nice for Desktop Authority to push out even a simple wallpaper background or lock screen for Windows 10 Pro. My understanding is that it can be done inside Windows 10 Education or Enterprise, but NOT pro.

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  7. Responsive Website and Dynamic Loading

    We all should be clear the Desktop Authority Console is due for a major refresh and not that little kick that happened to Archive Manager this needs a Major.

    First in particular I find often times entry boxes are to small and get mangled when entering multiple large items into setting boxes. particular GPO with multiple line items.

    Second that huge bold black bar at the top of the page is ridiculous. It eats up 1/8 of my total screen just to put your logo on it. Time for this to go.

    Third Really unless you have 1000s of items…

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    I hear you.
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  8. Improve Group Policy Template Handling

    I like Desktop Authority but I find the handling of Group Policy Items to be frusterating.
    My First issue is that its a slow responding part of the website. The time that it takes to click in and out of the policy templates, add new ADMX Files and other aspects to making configurations here is painstakingly slow. To the point I'm about to abandon using the GPO Section of DA.

    The second is the difficulty of finding a specific policy item. Often I'm not sure what ADMX file I need to add in order to apply a GPO setting and…

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  9. SLTrace file data extraction and analysis (AKA:ChkSLTrace.hta)

    Have a look at this post

    http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/endpoint-management/desktop-authority/f/4945/t/19630097

    If Dell could develop a similar small program to allow us to quickly find where a user has last logged in by analyzing the sltrace file as this small .hta script does, it would be a god send!
    Make it compatible with Windows 7 and up (32&64bit).
    I would simply continue to use the current hta file but I am having problems running it on a Windows 8.1 Enterprise computer. Not sure what I am missing as others seam to be able to use it. I use this every day! I have a…

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  10. Manage Screensavers

    Add a specific element (or enhance an existing one) to push out a screensaver, rather than having to create registry entries. For Windows 7 and up, it should also include the option for a file/folder path if the Picture Viewer screensaver is selected.

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  11. Enhance validation logic to allow 'and' and 'or'

    Currently there is no easy way to mix "and's" and "ors", yet a typical validation logic for us is something like "if the computer is in room 1 or 2 or 3 and the file does not exist, then install"

    If there was a way to nest the ands and or's or logically group them it would make life easier (currently we have to do either a rule for each room (i.e. if room1 and file does not exist, if room 2 and file does not exist, etc.) or we have to nest them (i.e. outer element is "if room…

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  12. Manage Internet Explorer Compatibility view sites

    In the Web Browser configuration element, under Windows Internet Settings there are areas to enter URL's for Restricted Sites, Trusted Sites and Local Intranet Sites. I would like to also see below this Compatibility view sites. In IE 11, it breaks many if not most enterprise applications unless the URL is entered into compatibility mode. You click the gear icon, then click Compatibility View Settings and you can add websites in there. I would love to see DA have the ability to manage this on a global scale.

    Thank you.

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  13. Extend Retention Period for database records beyond 360 days

    We'd like to see retention period extended beyond 360-days. Current corporate policies dictate that data/reports be accisble for up to 5 years. As an internal policy we go beyond for 7 years.

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  14. Validation logic to check whether app is installed

    rather than having to do file existence/version checks, a simple test if an app is installed would be a great help

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  15. Android and other Mobile devices - Read only

    We would like to see the ability to allow read-only on smart phone (android, ios, etc) devices. Our company policy is to block all external USB storage devices, however we still have the need to copy off images and videos that are too large for email from Phones and Camera's.

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  16. Full screen button support in Firefox.

    Need to get the full screen button to work in Firefox. I've not had to the time to check all the keys in Firefox. But it works great otherwise.

    IE has all the buttons working.

    In Chrome 45, there is plans not to use NPAPI plugin; Java thing. Here's the link:

    https://www.chromium.org/developers/npapi-deprecation

    We really like Chrome, but we'll do what we have to do.

    Thanks

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  17. Prox Cards "On Connect" Timing with VDI

    In a virtual desktop environment when utilizing Proximity cards with Imprivata I wish DA would add the Timing "On Connect". This is really handy for a follow me desktop scenario for mapping printers and other policies based on the changing end point name. Right now we are having to use a VMware GPO which points to a vbscript that maps printers based on the zero client name.

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  18. Element Search option

    Needed to quickly find all locations of specific elements such as specific file operation or specific shortcut being pushed

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  19. Validation Search option

    Option to search for anything matching specific validation rules such as computer group

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  20. Better trace logging for Application Launch Elements (both User & Computer profiles)

    Currently, I find it difficult to determine why a particular element did not run from the trace files. It would be so much easier if the elements were referred to by their Description, rather than just [3/13].

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