Tutorial: Implement FSLogix Application Masking

Use Application Masking to manage user access of installed components. Application Masking may be used in both physical and virtual environments. Application Masking is most often applied to manage non-persistent, virtual environments, such as Virtual Desktops.

In this tutorial, learn how to:

  • Create your first Rule Set
  • Test your Rule Set
  • Make Assignments for your Rule Set
  • Deploy your Rule Set

Prerequisites

Create your first Rule Set

  • Open the FSlogix Rules Editor

Screenshot of apps rules editor

  • Click File then New to create a new Rule Set
  • Enter the name that you would like for your Rule Set
  • Click Enter Name to create the rule set

Screenshot of New for First Rule Set

  • Select the application that you would like to manage
  • Click Scan to have the Rules Editor detect the application settings
  • When scanning is complete, Click OK

Screenshot of New for First Scan

  • When scanning is complete, click OK
  • The Rules Editor now shows your first Rule Set

Screenshot of First Rule Set

Test your Rule Set

  • To test your Rule Set, select your Rule Set in the left Panel
  • Click File then Apply Rules to System
  • The Rules that are within your Rule Set will be applied to your system. If your rule was a hiding rule on an application, the application will no longer be visible on the system

Make Assignments for your Rule Set

Rule Set Assignments specify how the Rules in the Rule Set will be applied. To create and manage Rule Assignments click File then Manage Assignments.

  • Click Add to create a new Rule Assignment

Screenshot of Add Rule Assignment

  • Click the type of assignment
  • Fill in the required information for the assignment and click OK

Screenshot of New for First Rule Set

Screenshot of New for First Rule Set

Deploy Rule Sets

Rule Sets and Rules are saved as (.fxa) and (.fxr) files respectively. Those files must be copied, using any preferred method, to all client machines where they are to be used. For more details, see Deploy Rules Sets. The FSLogix agent is required to be installed on all machines where Application Masking is going to be used.”.

Next Steps