You use View Administrator to configure policies for client sessions.

You can set these policies to affect specific users, specific desktop pools, or all client sessions users. Policies that affect specific users and desktop pools are called user-level policies and desktop-level policies. Policies that affect all sessions and users are called global policies.

User-level policies inherit settings from the equivalent desktop-pool policy settings. Similarly, pool-level policies inherit settings from the equivalent global policy settings. A pool-level policy setting takes precedence over the equivalent global policy setting. A user-level policy setting takes precedence over the equivalent global and pool-level policy settings.

Lower-level policy settings can be more or less restrictive than the equivalent higher-level settings. For example, if the global policy that specifies the amount of time a desktop can be checked out is set to 10 minutes and the equivalent pool-level policy is set to 5 minutes, you can set the equivalent user-level policy to 30 minutes for any user in the pool.

You can configure global policies to control the behavior of all client sessions users.

You can configure desktop-level policies to affect specific desktop pools. Desktop-level policy settings take precedence over their equivalent global policy settings.

You can configure user-level policies to affect specific users. User-level policy settings always take precedence over their equivalent global and desktop-level policy settings.

You can configure View policies to affect all client sessions, or you can apply them to affect specific desktops or users.

You can configure local mode policies to affect all client sessions, or you can apply them to specific desktops or users.