VMware UEM – Redesign of the UEM setup to handle different Windows 10 Builds

After having done a lot of troubleshooting with the Windows 10 Start Menu on Build 1809, I recognized that I had to adjust my design. It could be smart to have different UEM Config and Profiles for the different builds. This way, I would maintain a consistent setup even if MS makes changes to their OS Build, that isn’t compatible between versions. This ability to differentiate could also be applied to different usergroups or different desktop-pools. I could, for instance, have one UEM Config with a lot of pre-defined settings for one pool of desktops, and another without any of these settings. Very granular and flexible approach to user settings management in other words.

So what I did was this.

I first created separate OU’s for the different builds.

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Next I created separate GPO’s that redirects the UEM Agents to different Config and Profiles folders on my DFS share

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With this approach I can edit the different configurations as I choose by simply open different configs in my UEM Manager

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The different pools in Horizon View are setup to use the different OU’s when deploying new clones.

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Again, kudos to VMware for their excellent dev-team for creating this excellent user environment management system….

 

VMware User Environment Manager

Vmware User Environment Manager product page

 

 

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