VMware UEM series: Management console and setup
So enough about what is coming let’s take a look at VMware UEM.
What is UEM?
UEM stands for User Environment Management, in normal words managing everything regarding the user. So everything that lives in the HKCU and AppData world is managed by a UEM solution. It takes away the need to use roaming or mandatory profile and therefore eliminates all issues users have experienced during the years.
With UEM you now have complete control of the users environment, to your and their benefit.
The great thing about VMware UEM is that there are just a minimal set of requirements to get it up and running. the following requirements are there;
- Configuration share
- User share
- License file
- Active Directory
- Group Policy
The configuration share is the share where VMware UEM stores the configuration you setup in the management console. You need to create a share called e.g. UEMShare but the name is of course all your to choose.
The share permissions have to be set to:
- Administrator: Change
- User: Read
NTFS permissions have to be set to:
- Administrators: Full Control
- User: Read&Execute
- User: Change
- Administrators: Full Control : This folder, subfolders and files
- User: Read&Execute, Create&append data : This folder only
- Creator owner: Full control : Subfolders and files only
- VMware UEM Flexengine.admx
- VMware UEM helpdesk support tool.admx
- VMware UEM Administrator console.admx
- VMware UEM Sync tool Computer.admx
- VMware UEM Sync tool User.admx
- VMware UEM.admx
Setup management console
First step to take, and first question you get is to set the configuration share. so fill in the UNC path to the configuration share.
Once you finished with the share you have several options you can switch on or off. the settings allow you to customize your UEM environment. I disabled Application Migration because I won’t be using that here.
There is support for App-v 4 and 5 so on that tab configure the settings for App-v if you run that in your environment. They have some issues with ThinApp so that’s not available here.
The other option is Symantec Workspace virtualization… well that as much as I say about that. I’ve never seen anyone use this,so I disabled it.
A few more settings further and the console opens, I’m ready to start setting up UEM.