VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2209 | 20 OCT 2022 | Build

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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. 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.

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Release Notes provides information about the new features and enhancements in each release. This page contains a summary of the new capabilities, issues resolved, and known issues that are reported in each version.


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.

What's New

Updated Components: This release updates the main product components, VMware DEM FlexEngine, and VMware DEM Management Console. Application Profiler, Helpdesk Support Tool, and SyncTool are not updated for the 2209 release.

  • Support for skipping the profile archive Import/Export based on the user or device group membership.

  • Support for skipping the removal of local profile at logoff based on the user or device group membership.

  • Support for Windows 10 Version 22H2 and Windows 11 Version 22H2.

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.

Note: VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2206 already addressed this issue, but that fix had to be enabled via the WinlogonFix configuration setting. As of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2209, this WinlogonFix configuration setting is no longer required.

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". For more information, see VMware View Agent Configuration ADMX Template Settings section in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features at VMware Docs.

    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).


Documentation for VMware Dynamic Environment Manager is located at VMware Docs.


VMware Dynamic Environment Manager content is available in English and Chinese.

Support Contact Information

To receive support, access VMware Customer Connect. To learn more about the support policies, see Support Policies.

For information about filing a Support Request in Customer Connect and using Cloud Services Portal, see the VMware knowledge base article 2006985.

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