VMware DEM – Upgrade GPO Templates to v. 2111

Release date: January 24th 2022

Welcome to my VMware Dynamic Environment Manager series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded the VMware DEM GPO templates to v. 2111. I start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect

I first log in to one of my Active Directory servers, browse to the temporary folder where I downloaded the VMware-DEM-xxx-GA.zip file and extract it. Under the VMware-DEM-xxx-GA folder, there is a folder named “Administrative Templates (ADMX)”. This is where the updated admx-templates are situated.

Next, I copy and replace all the admx-files to my “PolicyDefinitions” folder. In my LAB this will be: “C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\ad.admin.frelab.net\Policies\PolicyDefinitions”

Finally, I copy and replace the adml-files from the en-US folder to “C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\ad.admin.frelab.net\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\en-US”

This concludes my session about upgrading the DEM GPO Templates to v. 2111. It also completes the DEM Upgrade process, as this is the last task.

VMware DEM – Upgrades

My VMware DEM LAB Set Up

Official VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Documentation

Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.

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