VMware User Environment Manager | 15 SEP 2016 | Build

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About VMware User Environment Manager

VMware User Environment Manager offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment. User 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.

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

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware User Environment Manager are described in the release notes for each release.

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Guides for User Environment Manager 9.1 are available at the documentation landing page.

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What's New in User Environment Manager 9.1

User Environment Manager 9.1 provides the following new features and enhancements:

  • Hash-based Application Blocking

Hash-based application blocking lets you control the applications that can be started based on the hash values of the applications.

  • NoAD

The NoAD mode is an alternative to configuring User Environment Manager with Active Directory Group Policy. In the NoAD mode, there is no dependency on Active Directory. You do not need to create a GPO, any logon and logoff scripts, or configure Windows Group Policy settings.

  • Extended Horizon Smart Policies

The Horizon Smart Policy "Bandwidth profile" setting (formerly known as "PCoIP profile") now applies to both VMware Blast and PCoIP. The new "HTML Access file transfer" setting lets you control file transfer between agent and client.

  • Endpoint Platform Condition
  • The Endpoint Platform condition lets you target User Environment Manager actions to specific platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows.

  • Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 are not supported
  • VMware User Environment Manager 9.1 does not support Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

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Other Notes

  • Secured Approach
  • User 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.

  • Drive Mapping with Credentials
  • Drive mapping with explicit credentials is no longer available due to security reasons. However, the existing drives that are mapped, still function correctly.

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If you migrate from VMware Persona Management to VMware User Environment Manager, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2118056 for the required migration steps.

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Known Issues

The following known issues affect the VMware User Environment Manager 9.1 release:

  • SyncTool does not support the NoAD mode.
  • SyncTool does not support the NoAD mode. You must continue using Group Policy-based configuration for User Environment Manager if you use SyncTool.

  • HTML Access File Transfer.
  • VMware Blast HTML Access File Transfer depends on the VMware Blast "Configure clipboard redirection" policy setting. To have download functionality enabled, 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.)

    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, download functionality is disabled.

  • Duplicate folders might appear after enabling Folder Redirection.

When you enable folder redirection feature through User Environment Manager, duplicate folders are observed in the user profile. One of the folders points to the redirected location and the other is on the local hard drive.

Workaround: Delete the local copies of the user profile folders if they are empty.

  • 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. There is no workaround for this issue.

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