Millions of users worldwide use RES Workspace Manager. Here are five specific use cases for this powerhouse product – things even experienced RES Workspace Manager users may not know.
1. USB Security
Securing a desktop environment is not easy, especially if you have roaming users and multiple delivery mechanisms – like many hospitals we know.
Take an item as simple as a USB drive, which can add to (viruses) or remove (confidential company data) assets from the devices to which they are connected. RES Workspace Manager can easily decide when, where, and by whom USB drives can be accessed and written. You can even decide which manufacturers and models you allow.
2. Snapshots & Beyond – Viewing Live Profile Data
Troubleshooting profile corruption, like a lost menu item, can be very cumbersome. With snapshots, you can roll back the profile and allow the user to switch to a previous configuration. This is great for some needs but, for more complex requirements, RES Workspace Manager allows you to easily view profile data such as files/folders or registries, as well as export the configuration for further troubleshooting.
3. Context, Context Everywhere
Context awareness in RES Workspace Manager is key to delivering the right services and access to the right users at the right location. Did you know that context can be applied nearly everywhere in the console? Within applications is the most common use, but you can also apply it to configurations WITHIN an application. This allows you to have one application with multiple configurations that can be deployed based on the user’s context. Gone are the days of managing multiple versions of the same application, physical and virtual. This context awareness even extends to printers, ensuring that documents are printed to the right printer in the right location reducing the risk of sensitive data in the hands of the wrong person.
4. Friendly Application Names
Occasionally application names make no practical sense, especially if you offer services across different geographies and languages. An example is an application like Microsoft Dynamics that has multiple purposes across location and function and in itself is not self-explanatory. With RES Workspace Manager you can use variables in the application name to easily adapt it to the right geography and purpose by using – yes, you guessed it – context.
5. Semi-permanent Configuration
Ever wanted to perform a voluntary configuration, such as setting the default home page in the web browser but not forcing it permanently? By selecting “Run Once” in the RES Workspace Manager Registry setting, the configuration is applied solely at first launch, guiding your users to a recommended configuration without force-feeding them.