Every configuration that is applied to computers and users will be applied in the following scenarios:
- User logon or system startup: All user configurations, except the Custom Script configuration, are applied when a user logs on or when a system is started.
- System startup or shutdown or user logon or logoff: The Custom Script configuration is applied when a user logs on or logs off. This also takes place when a computer is switched on or switched off.
- 90-minute refresh cycle
Let us see few examples:
A configuration is deployed to computers and users, to block USB devices,
If the computer is turned off - This configuration will get applied during the computer start up and the USB access will be blocked.
If the computer is turned on - This configuration will get applied during the next refresh cycle, when the agent communicates with the Desktop Central server. Assuming that a USB device was already plugged in and used in the computer, the access will be denied as soon the configuration gets applied.
If the User has logged off - This configuration will get applied to the user's profile when the user logs on to the computer. So that the particular user will not have permission to access USB devices.
If the User has logged on - This configuration will get applied during the subsequent refresh cycle. Assuming that the user has already plugged in a USB device and has been using the device, the access will be denied after the configuration gets applied.