Introducing VMware User Environment Manager Configuration Templates
by Raymond Wiesemann, product line engineer, R&D, VMware End-User Computing
Last week, we launched VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM), with many new features that will help deliver a truly stateless desktop and eliminate the need for point products.
UEM 9.0 provides the following new features and enhancements:
- Smart Policies: Enable administrators to contextually and dynamically manage client settings based on various conditions
- App Authorization: The ability for administrators to authorize or block any application based on a rich set of conditional policies
- Seamless application personalization and configuration across both native and virtualized applications (including VMware ThinApp and other application virtualization vendors)
- User data management enhancements
You can read more about these great new features in this blog post from Aaron Black, senior product line manager, VMware End-User Computing.
Closer Look at VMware User Environment Manager (UEM)
UEM works with configuration files to save user and app settings for every user. This means only the personal settings for a user are saved and not all kinds of other data, which can cause slow log-in times and profile corruption.
Although it is not difficult to create these configuration files using the built-in templates or with the VMware User Environment Application Profiler, we do receive requests for more UEM profile templates.
So today, I am pleased to announce the availability of what we are referring to as “UEM templates.” Built in collaboration with the UEM R&D product engineers and the Technical Enablement Team, these templates give IT the ability to save the settings they want for an application, helping deliver faster user log-in times and a superior workspace experience.
How Do I Use These Templates
1. First, go to the UEM Templates site, where you can choose from a repository of several templates that are already available. As soon you download the UEM configuration files necessary for your environment, you’ll need to unzip these files and copy the templates to the location where you keep your other UEM Configuration files
2. Browse to this UEM Configuration share, and copy the unzipped files to a folder under the General folder, shown in the screenshot below as “Applications.”
3. After you copy the UEM Configuration files, you can go back to the UEM management console and push the “Refresh Tree” button. The downloaded UEM configuration files will then show up in the folder where you copied them.
We are excited to bring this to our customers and partners and, as always, welcome your feedback. Please leave us your comments below, or reach out on Twitter @VMwareHorizon @raymond_himself. And don’t forget to share your own User Environment Templates.