You can install VMware Dynamic Environment Manager with computer environment settings support by using the COMPENVCONFIGFILEPATH installer property. You also have the option of configuring computer environment settings by installing VMware Dynamic Environment Manager without the COMPENVCONFIGFILEPATH property, but then configuring the registry settings.

Note: Computer accounts rather than user accounts access the file shares that host the configuration folder and the log file. See VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Configuration Share and Profile Archives Share for information about Share permissions and NTFS security permissions.

Procedure


    • To install FlexEngine with computer environment settings support, specify the path to the General folder in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration share through the COMPENVCONFIGFILEPATH MSI property at the time of installation.

      For DEM Standard Edition, replace Enterprise with Standard.

      msiexec.exe /i "VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Enterprise 2203 10.5 x64.msi" /qn​ /l* InstallDEM.log COMPENVCONFIGFILEPATH=\\Filesrv\DemConfig$\General
    • You can also specify the COMPENVMAXCONFIGFILEPATHWAIT MSI property to configure the amount of time in seconds to wait for the config file path to become available at startup. If the timeout expires, no computer settings are processed. The default timeout is 30 seconds. Configuring this setting to 0 disables the retry altogether. In this case, no computer settings are processed if the path is not immediately available at startup.
      msiexec.exe /i "VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Enterprise 2203 10.5 x64.msi" /qn /l* InstallDEM.log COMPENVCONFIGFILEPATH=\\Filesrv\DemConfig$\General COMPENVMAXCONFIGFILEPATHWAIT=120
    • As an alternative to using the COMPENVCONFIGFILEPATH MSI property, you can install VMware Dynamic Environment Manager without the MSI property and manually configure the following Windows registry settings in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware UEM\Agent\​Computer Configuration key. If the key does not exist, create it.
      • Set Enabled (REG_DWORD) to 1.
      • Set ConfigFilePath (REG_EXPAND_SZ) to the location of the configuration folder.

        Use a UNC path. Typically, the path points to the General folder, which the Management Console creates in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration share.