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.
- Start the User Environment Manager Management Console and click Create Config File.
- Select Use a Windows Common Setting and click Next.
- Select the Windows Common Setting you want to use and click Next.
Active Setup configuration, as used by Internet Explorer for example.
App-V 5 User Integrations
App-V 5 publishing information.
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-related settings, such as the keyboard layout, repeat speed, and the cursor blink rate.
Mapped network drives
Mapped network drives.
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-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.
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.
Mapped network printers.
Date, time, and currency formats settings.
Taskbar and list of recent items
Taskbar settings, such as taskbar locking and pinning applications to the taskbar, and recently opened items.
History of URLs entered in Internet Explorer, and paths entered in Windows Explorer.
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.
- Browse to and select a location for the configuration file.
- Enter a name for the configuration file.
- (Optional) Enter a title and description.
- Click Finish.
You successfully created a Flex configuration file with a Windows Common Setting.