VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly known as VMware User Environment Manager) | 15 JUL 2021 | Build 10.3.0.993

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Dynamic Environment Manager

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager™ (formerly known as VMware User Environment Manager) offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment. VMware Dynamic Environment Manager can simplify end-user profile management with a single and scalable solution. IT can simply map infrastructure (including networks and printer mappings) and dynamically set policies for end users. You can experience quick, personalized, and consistent access to your Windows workspace and applications.

For more information, see the product page: VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.

Updated Components

This release updates the main product, VMware DEM Management Console. This release does not update VMware DEM FlexEngine, but the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2106 installer installs the 2103 version of VMware DEM FlexEngine.

Also, Application Profiler, Helpdesk Support Tool, and SyncTool are not updated for the 2106 release.

Note: Application Profiler was last updated for the 9.9 release. That update was specifically for the name change from VMware User Environment Manager to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.

If you are upgrading from a previous version, you might only need to upgrade the main product, depending on which component version you are upgrading from. The following guidelines apply.

  • No need to upgrade Application Profiler if version 9.6 or later is already installed.
  • No need to upgrade VMware DEM FlexEngine if version 2103 is already installed.
  • No need to upgrade Helpdesk Support Tool if version 2103 is already installed.
  • No need to upgrade SyncTool if version 2103 is already installed.

Prior Releases

Features and known issues from prior releases of the product can be viewed in the release notes for each release.

Documentation

Documentation for VMware Dynamic Environment Manager is located on docs.vmware.com.

What's New 

  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager integration with VMware Workspace ONE UEM (Unified Endpoint Management).
    • Removes the requirement for a VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration Server Message Block (SMB) share
    • Creates a VMware Dynamic Environment Manager config profile file, which contains all the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration settings, using the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console
    • Stores the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager config profile file in Workspace ONE UEM
    • Delivers the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration to endpoints using Workspace ONE UEM smart groups for flexible targeting
    • Supports integrating an existing VMware Dynamic Environment Manager deployment with Workspace ONE UEM without losing any of your existing VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration
    • Supports switching from integration mode, which uses a VMware Dynamic Environment Manager config profile file, back to standalone mode, which uses a VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration SMB share, without losing any of your existing VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration

Caution: The VMware Dynamic Environment Manager integration with Workspace ONE UEM feature is available with VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2106. The feature is dependent upon the Workspace ONE UEM release with the corresponding integration feature enabled. You must upgrade both products for the integration to work. However, at this time, the Workspace ONE UEM integration feature is not released. Therefore, only enable integration in VMware Dynamic Environment Manager after Workspace ONE UEM releases this integration feature and you upgrade to that release.

Other Notes

  • Product Rename. For 9.9 and later, the product name is VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.
  • Secured Approach. VMware Dynamic Environment Manager provides a secured by default approach by logging the users out in case the Flex config files path is not available at logon.

Migration

If you migrate from VMware Persona Management to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, see https://techzone.vmware.com/resource/modernizing-vdi-new-horizon and http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2118056 for the required migration steps.

Known Issues

  • HTML Access File Transfer

    VMware Blast HTML Access File Transfer depends on the VMware Blast "Configure clipboard redirection" policy setting. To enable download functionality, the "Configure clipboard redirection" policy must be set to "Enabled in both directions" or "Enabled server to client only" (see the "VMware Blast Policy Settings" section in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View guide for more information.)

    Workaround: HTML Access File Transfer also depends on the Horizon Smart Policy "Clipboard" setting. If this setting is configured to prevent copying from agent to client, the download functionality is disabled.

  • Cannot display button text on some Asian versions of Windows operating systems

    On some Asian versions of Windows operating systems, the button text in the Management Console, the Application Profiler, and the Helpdesk Support Tool might be missing.

    Workaround: Specify the /NoScale command line argument when you start the Management Console, Application Profiler, and the Helpdesk Support Tool.

  • Button text truncated on some Asian versions of Windows operating systems

    On some Asian versions of Windows operating systems, the button text in the Self-Support Tool is truncated if a German Multilingual User Interface is used.

    Workaround: No workaround exists for this issue.

  • You might encounter limitations with the Windows 10 Start Menu Windows Common Setting

    Configuration settings for the Start menu itself, such as Show most used apps and Use Start full screen, are not saved.

    Workaround: No workaround exists for this issue.

  • You might encounter limitations with the Microsoft Edge Windows Common Setting

    The Open Microsoft Edge with setting and the default search provider are not saved. Also, Microsoft Edge settings cannot roam between systems with different bitness.

    Workaround: No workaround exists for this issue.

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