Release date: April 9th 2023
Welcome to my VMware Dynamic Environment Manager series. In this session I will describe how I upgraded the VMware DEM GPO templates to v. 2303. According to VMware’s official documentation, this should be done as step 12 in the supported update sequence.
I start out by downloading the installation media from VMware Customer Connect
Previously I’ve done this manually, but this time I will be doing the admx-upgrade from my management server, using the PowerShell script below. The workflow of the script is as follows:
- PowerShell Administrative access to the server running the DEM Management Console
- Permissions to write to SYSVOL PolicyDefinitions folder
- Run script in Administrative Powershell session
# Dynamic Environment Manager Admx Upgrade script $installDir = "C:Install" New-Item -Path $installDir -type directory -Force $demZip = "<network-path>VMware-DEM-Enterprise*.zip" Expand-Archive -Path $demZip -DestinationPath $installDir $admxSource = Get-Item $installDir*ADMX* $admxDestination = '<network-path>PolicyDefinitions' Copy-Item -Path $admxSource* -Destination $admxDestination -Recurse -Force Remove-Item –path $installDir –Recurse -Force
This concludes my session about upgrading the DEM GPO Templates to v. 2303. I will now proceed with upgrading the DEM Application Profiler, posted here: VMware DEM – Upgrade Application Profiler to v. 2303
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.