check-circle-line exclamation-circle-line close-line

Updated on: 18 MAR 2020

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (formerly known as VMware User Environment Manager) | 17 MAR 2020 | Build 9.11.0.932

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. 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. Application Profiler, Helpdesk Support Tool, and SyncTool are not updated for the 9.11 release.

Note: Application Profiler, Helpdesk Support Tool, and SyncTool, were last updated for the 9.9 release. Those updates were 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 Helpdesk Support Tool if version 9.6 or later is already installed.
  • No need to upgrade SyncTool if version 9.7 or later 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 Dynamic Environment Manager is located on docs.vmware.com.

What's New 

  • Find feature in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console. To ease searches through potentially large numbers of configured settings, a Find text box is available at the top of each configured-settings view. The Find text box is available for Personalization configuration files, the Configuration Templates Repository, User Environment settings, Condition Sets, Computer Environment settings, and Application Migration settings.
  • Continue refreshing computer environment settings after user logon. With this feature, you can configure Dynamic Environment Manager to continue to refresh computer environment settings after a user logs on.
  • Additional Horizon Smart Policies. Several Horizon Smart Policies are newly available. See the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Administration Guide for details about each setting.
    • User Environment Settings
      The new Horizon Smart Policies for user environment settings are all Blast Extreme Protocol settings.
      • Blast codec
      • H.264 maximum quality
      • JPG image quality - Low
      • JPG image quality - Mid
      • JPG image quality - High
      • Max session bandwidth
      • Max session BW megapixel slope
      • Min session bandwidth
      • Switch encoder
    • Computer Environment Settings
      • Idle time until disconnect
      • UDP protocol

Other Notes

  • Product Rename. For 9.9 and later, the product name is VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.
  • Symantec Workspace Virtualization Deprecated. Symantec no longer supports Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV). Support for SWV is deprecated in Dynamic Environment Manager and can no longer be enabled. Personalization configuration files for which support was enabled previously continue to work. All SWV support will be removed in a future release.
  • Secured Approach. 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 http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2118056 for the required migration steps.

Resolved Issues

  • The "Windows Server 2016" Operating System condition incorrectly results in a match with Windows Server 2019

    The VMware Dynamic Environment Manager agent incorrectly evaluates the Operating System condition when running on Windows Server 2019. If the Operating System condition is configured to check for Windows Server 2016, the Windows Server 2019 operating system is treated as a match.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

  • Certain triggered tasks launch incorrectly

    Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1803 and later send additional session-change notifications when a session disconnects or reconnects, resulting in triggered tasks launching incorrectly, as follows:

    • Tasks configured for the Session reconnected trigger with the Only applies if endpoint IP has changed option enabled also launch if the IP address has not changed.
    • Tasks configured for the Workstation locked trigger also launch when the session disconnects.
    • Tasks configured for the Workstation unlocked trigger also launch when the session reconnects.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

  • Non-administrators with “Change” share permissions cannot update configuration files

    Non-administrator users of the Management Console are not able to update existing configuration files if their share permissions are configured as Change.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

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.

  • Folder redirection of Roaming AppData does not function on Windows 10 Version 1803

    When configuring folder redirection to the AppData folder, the redirection fails for users on Windows 10 Version 1803 systems with the following error message in the log file: [ERROR] Error 0x80070057 redirecting 'AppData' folder to '\\server\share\...'

    Workaround: Upgrade Windows 10 Version 1803 to Build 17134.137 or later.

  • 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.