Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 3: Built-In and Custom Exclusions
Feb28

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 3: Built-In and Custom Exclusions

In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler. In Part 2, VLC Media Player was profiled, predefined settings were applied, and you were introduced to a few Application Profiler best practices and troubleshooting techniques. In Part 3 we use Google Chrome to demonstrate Application Profiler exclusions, including when, why, and how to use them. Introduction to Exclusions...

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Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Applying and Troubleshooting Predefined Settings
Feb28

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Applying and Troubleshooting Predefined Settings

In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler. In Part 2 we will profile a popular video playback application called VLC Media Player, capture specific application settings, apply these as predefined settings when an end user launches the application, and explore troubleshooting techniques as needed.  In Part 3 we use Google Chrome to demonstrate Application Profiler...

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Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Introduction to Application Profiler
Feb28

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Introduction to Application Profiler

Successful management of applications across physical, virtual, and cloud devices is becoming increasingly important. Whether your organization fits neatly in to one of those silos, or spans all three, the challenge is finding tools designed to work well for any one platform, and seamlessly across them all. VMware User Environment Manager is one of those tools. With a little savvy, you can provide a superior experience for your end...

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VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Complementing Mandatory Profiles with VMware User Environment Manager
Feb18

VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Complementing Mandatory Profiles with VMware User Environment Manager

Overview In Part 1 of this two-part blog-post series, we presented an overview of how to implement Microsoft mandatory profiles. In Part 2, we present specific examples of using VMware User Environment Manager to provide flexibility for end users, while controlling profile growth and keeping login times low. Review of Mandatory Profiles With mandatory profiles, user configuration changes to the desktop apply only for the duration of...

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VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Easier, Faster Windows Logins with Mandatory Profiles
Feb18

VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Easier, Faster Windows Logins with Mandatory Profiles

In this two-part blog-post series, we discuss: Creating a mandatory user profile using an Unattend.xml file with the CopyFile parameter for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. Combining the strengths of mandatory user profiles with the flexibility of VMware User Environment Manager to improve the end-user experience. Overview It is no secret that Microsoft Windows profiles grow as end users use and customize their PCs. Granting users the ability...

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What’s New in VMware User Environment Manager 9.3
Feb18

What’s New in VMware User Environment Manager 9.3

4 New User Environment Manager Features 1. Outlook Data File Storage Using App Volumes User Environment Manager 9.3 introduces an exciting new feature: Support for Microsoft Outlook data files on an App Volumes Writable Volumes. More and more organizations are adopting a nonpersistent virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and enjoying benefits such as reduced storage requirements and simplified desktop management. However, in...

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