To install and configure VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, become familiar with the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager components and terminology.
|Component or Term||Description|
|Management Console||The VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console that is the main interface that you can use to manage user profiles.|
|Flex configuration file||A configuration file where you define all application, Windows, and user environment settings. You create and manage Flex configuration files by using the Management Console.|
|VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration share||The UNC path to the share where the Management Console configuration and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration files are stored.|
|FlexEngine||The VMware Dynamic Environment Manager client component that you must install on each physical or virtual Windows device where you use VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.|
|Profile archives||Profile archives are ZIP files where FlexEngine stores the personalized settings of users, based on the content of Flex configuration files. For each Flex configuration file that you create, FlexEngine creates a profile archive for each user.|
|Profile archives path||The path that FlexEngine uses to store the profile archives for individual users.|
|Profile archives backup path||The path that FlexEngine uses to store backups of the profile archives.|
|General folder||A folder that is named General, that the Management Console creates in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration share. This folder is the location where Flex configuration files are created, managed, and used from by FlexEngine.|
VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Infrastructure
Besides the core VMware Dynamic Environment Manager components, you can also use tools such as Application Profiler, SyncTool, and Helpdesk Support tool. All components of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager that you deploy communicate between each other by using the SMB protocol.