Windows Common Settings are Flex configuration definitions for standard Windows and Internet Explorer features. Instead of defining the registry or file system configuration entries manually, you can manage the user preferences by selecting one of the built-in settings in User Environment Manager.

Procedure

  1. Start the User Environment Manager Management Console and click Create Config File.
  2. Select Use a Windows Common Setting and click Next.
  3. Select the Windows Common Setting you want to use and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Active Setup

    Active Setup configuration, as used by Internet Explorer for example.

    App-V 5 User Integrations

    App-V 5 publishing information.

    DPI settings

    Text size (DPI) settings. DPI settings only apply to Windows 7 and 8.

    Internet Explorer – Personal Settings

    Internet Explorer configuration items, such as favorites, cookies, and proxy settings.

    Internet Explorer - WebCache

    Internet Explorer versions 10 and 11 use the WebCache file to store cookies, history, pointers, and more. Configuring this setting has some impact on login and logout times, because the WebCache file expands in size over time.

    Internet Explorer 7 - 11 – AutoComplete passwords

    The AutoComplete passwords that Internet Explorer stores for login forms.

    There are two different AutoComplete password settings, depending on whether folder redirection is configured for the Application Data folder. Select the setting that applies to your situation.

    Keyboard

    Keyboard-related settings, such as the keyboard layout, repeat speed, and the cursor blink rate.

    Mapped network drives

    Mapped network drives.

    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge configuration items.

    Note:

    Settings are not compatible between different versions of Microsoft Edge. To support multiple versions, manage the settings through separate version-specific Flex configuration files.

    Mouse

    Mouse-related settings, such as pointer speed, mouse pointers, and swapping the primary and secondary buttons.

    Multilanguage User Interface settings

    The Multilanguage User Interface (MUI) language, also known as the display language.

    ODBC – User DSNs

    ODBC data source name configuration.

    Personal Certificates

    The certificates used to encrypt files (the Encrypt contents to secure data check box in the Windows Explorer file attributes).

    There are two different personal certificates settings, depending on whether folder redirection is configured for the Application Data folder. Select the setting that applies to your situation.

    Printers

    Mapped network printers.

    Regional settings

    Date, time, and currency formats settings.

    Screensaver settings

    Screensaver-related settings.

    Taskbar and list of recent items

    Taskbar settings, such as taskbar locking and pinning applications to the taskbar, and recently opened items.

    Typed History

    History of URLs entered in Internet Explorer, and paths entered in Windows Explorer.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper-related settings, including desktop slideshows on Windows 7.

    There are two different wallpaper settings, depending on whether folder redirection is configured for the Application Data folder. Select the setting that applies to your situation.

    Windows Explorer and view settings

    Explorer layout and details pane.

  4. Browse to and select a location for the configuration file.
  5. Enter a name for the configuration file.
  6. (Optional) : Enter a title and description.
  7. Click Finish.

Results

You successfully created a Flex configuration file with a Windows Common Setting.