VMware DEM – Upgrade GPO Templates to v. 2203

Release date: June 11th 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. 2203. According to VMware’s official documentation, Update sequence for Horizon 7, Horizon 8, and compatible VMware products (78445), this should be done after upgrading the DEM Management Console, as shown below.

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:


Finally, I copy and replace the adml-files from the en-US folder to:


This concludes my session about upgrading the DEM GPO Templates to v. 2203. 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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