VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2206 | 19 JUL 2022 | Build

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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 components, VMware DEM FlexEngine and VMware DEM Management Console, and Application Profiler. Helpdesk Support Tool and SyncTool are not updated for the 2206 release.

Prior Releases

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


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

What's New

  • Support for multiple NoAD config files, targeted by group membership.

  • Support for administrator created Azure tenant Enterprise Application for Onedrive for Business integration.

  • Support for administrator defined location for the Dynamic Environment Manager license file.

  • Support for copying profile archives from SMB share to Onedrive for Business.

  • Techical Preview feature (not for production): Applying registry settings without users having access to registry editing tools.

Other Notes

  • License. Starting with VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2203, you are no longer prompted to select a license file during installation. The Management Console provides an option to configure a license and save it in the configuration share. If you are upgrading to DEM 2203 or later, a previously provided license file will still remain valid. Any future updates to the license must be performed using the Management Console. See Managing the License.

  • 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.


If you migrate from VMware Persona Management to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, see Modernizing VDI for a New Horizon and KB 2118056 for the required migration steps.

Resolved Issues

  • DEM does not run during first logon after a reboot

    In some scenarios, the DEM agent does not run during the first logon after a reboot. Subsequent logons work as expected, until the system is rebooted again.

    This issue is resolved in this release, but the fix is disabled by default. To enable it, create a REG_DWORD value WinlogonFix in key HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware UEM, and set it to 1.

    Note: Performing an uninstall while the WinlogonFix=1 setting is configured results in Winlogon events 6000 and 6001 in the application event log at subsequent logons, complaining about "winlogon notification subscriber <VMwareUEM>". To prevent this, remove the WinlogonFix setting before uninstall.

    Workaround: None

  • Elevated tasks dialog does not escape pipe symbols in arguments textbox

    Processing an elevated tasks config file containing strange characters in the command-line arguments reports [ERROR] Relative path '' is not supported for privilege elevation.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

    Workaround: Manually replace pipe symbols in the arguments of an elevated task with [Flex#%PiPe%](case-sensitive).

  • Horizon Smart Policies configuration might not be considered at logon

    In NoAD mode, some Horizon Smart Policies configuration might not be considered at logon.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

    Workaround: Create an empty REG_SZ value ProfileArchivePath in key HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware UEM\Agent\Configuration of the base image.

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 View Agent Configuration ADMX Template Settings section in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon 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.

  • COM servers do not trigger DirectFlex processing

    In older versions of Dynamic Environment Manager, instantiating an out-of-process COM object hosted by a DirectFlex-enabled executable triggered DirectFlex processing. With the default DEM configuration, this behavior does not exist.

    Workaround: To enable the old behavior, set REG_DWORD value DirectFlex to 1 in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Immidio\Flex Profiles key (for Group Policy-based setups), or in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware UEM\Agent\Configuration key (for NoAD).

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