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How to use the Power User module

This article explains how to enable the Power User module in Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools and use it for troubleshooting purposes (e.g. policy settings or exclusions).

Overview

Power User is a module designed for troubleshooting purposes and gives you administrative rights at endpoint level.
This way you can access and change policy settings locally, through the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools interface.

note Note:
Through Power User you can access the settings of a limited set of modules such as:
  • Antimalware
  • Firewall
  • Content Control
  • Device Control

Install Power User

The default installation kit does not include the Power User module. You need to configure the installation package and add the module to it.

New Installation

To install BEST along with the Power User module follow these steps:

  1. Configuration of the package:
    1. Log in to GravityZone Control Center.
    2. Go to the Network page and click on the Packages section.
    3. Click the + Add button. A configuration window will appear.
    4. Complete the fields with the necessary data.
    5. Select Power User along with all other modules that you want to install.
    6. Save your changes.
  2. Local or Remote Install
    Once you have created the package you can download and run it on your computer or you can install BEST remotely, using a Relay. For more information about this, please check our Installation Guide.
Existing Installation

To add the Power User module when BEST is installed on the computer, follow the next steps:

  1. Log in to GravityZone Control Center.
  2. Go to the Network page.
  3. Select the group that you want from the left-side pane. All endpoints from the selected container are displayed in the right-side pane table.
  4. Select the check boxes of endpoints on which you want to install the module.
  5. Click the Tasks button at the upper side of the table and choose Reconfigure client.


     
  6. Select each module you want to install along with Power User.

Enable Power User

Once the module is installed on the machine, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Policies page.
  2. Select the applied policy or the one that you want to apply on your computers.


     
  3. Go to General and click Settings.
  4. Select the Power User check box.
  5. Set a password.
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Apply the policy if it was not applied previously.

Access Power User

To access Power User:

  1. Right-click the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools system tray icon and select Power User from the contextual menu.


     
  2. Enter the password in the login window. The Power User window pops up. Here you can view the policy settings.
  3. Modify the policy settings you are interested in. For more information, refer to the Administrator’s Guide.

Manage Power User

To easily find endpoints with policies modified in Power User mode, use one of the methods below:

Apply filters:
  1. Log in to GravityZone Control Center.
  2. Go to the Network page.
  3. Go to Filters menu and click the Policy section.
  4. Select the Edited by Power User option.
  5. Save your changes.
Check the endpoint:
  1. Log in to GravityZone Control Center.
  2. Go to the Network page.
  3. Click the endpoint you are interested in to display the Information window.
  4. Click the Policy section.

If you have modified the policy in Power User mode, a notification displays.

Revert changes made with Power User

To revert the changes made in Power User mode use one of the following:

Re-save the applied policy:
  1. Log in to GravityZone Control Center.
  2. Go to the Policies page.
  3. Open the policy template assigned to the endpoint with Power User rights.
  4. Click Save.

This way, the original settings reapplies to the target endpoint.

Assign a new policy:
  1. Log in to GravityZone Control Center.
  2. Go to the Network page.
  3. Right-click the endpoint with Power User rights.
  4. Select the option Assign Policy.
  5. Select a different policy.
  6. Click the Finish button.
Reset settings from BEST interface:
  1. Right-click the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools system tray icon and select Power User.
  2. Log in to the Power User console.
  3. Click Reset.

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