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Configure Group-Specific Settings

Use group subconfigurations to apply settings to all members of a specified group.

To configure group-specific settings

  1. Start the server console, and then click Configuration.
  2. Under Subconfiguration, click Group Configuration.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Specify the group type.

    For a

    Do this

    Local group (configured on the server computer)

    Select Local (the default).

    Domain group (configured in Windows Active Directory)

    Select Domain, and then specify the domain name.

  5. In the Group box, type the name of the group.
  6. Click any of the available panels and modify the settings you want to apply to this group.

    Note: When you change a setting in a subconfiguration panel, a blue asterisk appears next to that setting (non-inherited setting icon (asterisk)). This indicates that the setting is no longer inherited from the global configuration. If you change the value of a non-inherited setting to match the inherited value, it does not return the setting to the inherited state. Use Reload inherited settings to return pane settings to their inherited state.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Save your settings (File > Save Settings).


  • Only one group subconfiguration can be applied to any given user. You can use the Inheritance options from the User Configuration dialog box to determine which group subconfiguration currently applies to a given user. You can control group precedence by changing the list order in the Group Configuration pane.
  • To ensure a greater degree of security, it is advisable to configure global settings that are more restrictive than group settings. With this model, you use group settings to increase, rather than decrease, access. Doing this helps to ensure settings that are more restrictive for a user whose group membership cannot be determined.

Related Topics

Subconfiguration Overview

Revert settings to inherited values