The predefined administrator roles combine all of the individual privileges required to perform common administration tasks. You cannot modify the predefined roles.

Predefined Roles in View Administrator describes the predefined roles and indicates whether a role can be applied to a folder.

Predefined Roles in View Administrator

Role

User Capabilities

Applies to a Folder

Administrators

Perform all administrator operations, including creating additional administrator users and groups. Administrators that have the Administrators role on the root folder are super administrators because they have full access to all of the inventory objects in the system. Because the Administrators role contains all privileges, you should assign it to a limited set of users.

Initially, members of the local Administrators group on your View Connection Server host are given this role on the root folder.

Important

An administrator must have the Administrators role on the root folder to perform the following tasks:

Add and delete folders.

Manage ThinApp applications and configuration settings in View Administrator.

View and modify View Transfer Server instances and the Transfer Server repository.

Use the vdmadmin and vdmimport commands.

Yes

Administrators (Read only)

View, but not modify, global settings and inventory objects.

View, but not modify, ThinApp applications and settings, View Transfer Server instances, and the Transfer Server repository.

Run all PowerShell commands and command line utilities, including vdmexport but excluding vdmadmin and vdmimport.

When administrators have this role on a folder, they can only view the inventory objects in that folder.

Yes

Agent Registration Administrators

Register unmanaged desktop sources such as physical systems, standalone virtual machines, and terminal servers.

No

Global Configuration and Policy Administrators

View and modify global policies and configuration settings except for administrator roles and permissions, ThinApp applications and settings, View Transfer Server instances, and the Transfer Server repository.

No

Global Configuration and Policy Administrators (Read only)

View, but not modify, global policies and configuration settings except for administrator roles and permissions, ThinApp applications and settings, View Transfer Server instances, and the Transfer Server repository.

No

Inventory Administrators

Perform all desktop, session, and pool-related operations.

Manage persistent disks.

Resync, Refresh, and Rebalance linked-clone pools and change the default pool image.

When administrators have this role on a folder, they can only perform these operations on the inventory objects in that folder.

Yes

Inventory Administrators (Read only)

View, but not modify, inventory objects.

When administrators have this role on a folder, they can only view the inventory objects in that folder.

Yes