Auto-loading Session Files with Group Policies

Using the Windows policy editing utilities, you can establish policies across your enterprise that automatically load a specified session file when the client is opened. During subsequent logons, Windows will transfer the administrator's policy choices to the registry of the user or computer, where the client will receive the instructions the next time it runs.

To load a session file automatically through a Group Policy
  1. On Windows XP or Windows 2000, start the Group Policy snap-in by running gpedit.msc from the Start menu.

  2. Right-click the Administrative Templates folder under Computer Configuration or User Configuration, and choose Add/Remove Templates.

  3. From the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, choose the Add button.

  4. Open the EXTRA!.ADM file from the CD labeled EXTRA! Emulation from the following location:

    cd drive letter\EXTRA!\adm\language\

    EXTRA! will be listed in the Current Policy Templates list.

  5. Close the Add/Remove Templates dialog box.

  6. Expand the Administrative Templates folder, the Attachmate folder, and the EXTRA! X-treme folder.

    The EXTRA! X-treme client's menus will be listed as a set of folders.

  7. Select the File folder.

  8. In the Policy pane, double-click the Auto-load an EXTRA! X-treme Session File policy.

    A dialog box appears with the policy options available for that policy.

  9. Select the Enabled option button.

  10. In the Name of Session field, enter the UNC (Uniform Naming Convention) or fully qualified path to the session file that you want to assign.

    If you are configuring a computer policy, when the client installed on this computer runs, it will load this session.


    If you are configuring a user policy, when the specified user runs EXTRA!, it will load this session.

  11. Click OK.

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