Automatically Assigning Laptop Owners in a CommCell Environment


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You can automatically assign owners for all laptop clients that belong to a CommCell environment. Owners have complete access to their data on the laptop. If the owner or the laptop is associated with a server plan, then the owner can backup and restore data.

Note: For a Linux laptop, you cannot automatically assign an owner. You must manually add the user as an owner.

By default, the following users are automatically assigned as owners of the laptop and have privileges to access the Web Console or the Edge Monitor tool:

  • Active Directory users who are the administrators of the Windows or macOS client computer

  • The user account that was used to install the Laptop Backup package


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > System.

    The System page appears.

  2. Click Laptop options.

    The Laptop options page appears.

  3. In the Automatic laptop ownership assignment section, move the Assign laptop owners automatically toggle key to the right.

    The Automatic laptop ownership assignment dialog box appears.

  4. Specify which users to automatically assign as owners:

    • All logged in Active Directory users: All users who previously logged on to the laptop

    • The first user to login: The first user to log on to the laptop

    • All users of the laptop's local user groups in the list: All users in the local user groups that are listed

  5. Click Save.