User Settings utility is a popular XrmToolBox tool that helps administrators update the user specific settings in bulk, without asking individual users to update them. Here is how it looks:
I attempted to do this using embedded canvas apps. Here is how it looks:
As you can see the canvas app is embedded inside the “Business Unit” form called “Business Unit – Users”. It initially displays a list of users in the Gallery. You can then click on an user record to edit the user’s settings.
The canvas app currently uses the ModelDrivenFormIntegration datasource, that is the default for embedded canvas app. But, you could very well tweak this app to make it a regular canvas app, and then you would be able to edit the user settings from your phone on the go, which could be quite useful for an administrator.
You can download the managed solution from https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvzjERKFC6gOxDDJp_ZoVc2Pqw7x?e=sNq5Gq. The solution contains the following components:
- New view – “Enabled Users for UserSettings” on System User entity
- New form – “Business Unit – Users” on Business Unit entity
- Canvas app – “User Settings Utility”
Hope this is a useful tool for admins.
Great summary – thanks!
It’s a nice idea! Thanks! But there is an error that fail import solution, see:
I’m sure it’s Microsoft’s fault! 🙂
Yeah. MSFT is tracking this issue. Don’t know the ETA for the update that will resolve this issue though.