VMware DEM – Prepare GPO/Scripts

Release date: January 10th 2019

Welcome to my VMware Dynamic Environment Manager series. In this session I will describe how I prepared the GPO and scripts needed for my DEM 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)”

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I copy these files to my PolicyDefinitions-folder under SYSVOL

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Next I create a GPO and configure the setting as follows:

User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – VMware DEM – FlexEngine – Flex Config Files: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\uem\UemConfig\General

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User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – VMware DEM – FlexEngine – Profile Archive: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\UEM\UemProfiles\%username%\archives

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User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – VMware DEM – FlexEngine – Profile Archive Backups: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\UEM\UemProfiles\%username%\backups

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User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – VMware DEM – FlexEngine – FlexEngine Logging: \\ad.admin.frelab.net\dfs\UEM\UemProfiles\%username%\logs

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User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – VMware DEM – FlexEngine – Run FlexEngine as Group Policy Extension: Enabled

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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.

User Configuration – Policies – Windows Settings – Scripts (Logon/Logoff) – Logoff

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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”

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

 

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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.