VMware UEM – Prepare GPO/Scripts

Welcome to my VMware User Environment Manager series, how I setup “UEM” in my LAB. In this session I will describe how I prepared the GPO and scripts needed for my UEM setup.

First i log into one of my Domain Controllers and browse to the location where I downloaded the installation media. Here we will find the folder “Administrative Templates (ADMX)”


I copy these files to my PolicyDefinitions-folder under SYSVOL


Next I create a GPO and configure the setting “Flex config files” with correct location which is located in my DFS-share: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\uem\UemConfig\General


In the same GPO I also configure the location of “Profile Archives” with the location: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\UEM\UemProfiles\%username%\archives


I also configure the location of “Profile Archive Backups” with the location: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\UEM\UemProfiles\%username%\backups


Next I configure the location of “FlexEngine Logging” with the location: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\UEM\UemProfiles\%username%\logs


I enable the setting “Run FlexEngine as Group Policy Extension”


Finally, I configure the UEM FlexEngine logout command to run from a logout script. This way, the personal settings for the users are exported at logout.


As a best practice, I also set the following GPO setting to enabled: “Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon > Always Wait for the network at computer startup and logon”


This completes my preparations and I can now proceed with the next logical step: VMware UEM Management Console Install


VMware User Environment Manager LAB setup

Vmware User Environment Manager product page

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.