VMware User Environment Manager | 16 MAY 2017 | 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 9.2 are available at the documentation landing page.

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What's New in User Environment Manager 9.2

User Environment Manager 9.2 provides the following new features and enhancements:

  • Privilege Elevation

    Allows designation of pre-configured apps to run with elevated privileges on local desktop, as if the user is a member of the Administrators group.

  • Refresh triggered tasks configuration

    Allows a refresh of triggered tasks configuration during user session.

  • SyncTool can work in NoAD mode

    Allows SyncTool to be configured through NoAD.xml instead of through a Group Policy.

  • Publisher-based application blocking

    Extends existing application blocking feature to work based on the application publisher in addition to location and hash.

  • Added the Time Range, Day of the Week and Active Directory site name conditions
  • Expanded Application Templates and Windows Common Settings

    Added support for Remote Desktop Connection, Internet Explorer WebCache, mapped network drives, Microsoft Edge, ODBC User DSNs, and recently opened items.

  • Expanded Platform Support

    The following platforms are now supported:

    • Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter x64
    • Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703

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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.


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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Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in the VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 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.

    The issue is resolved in this release.

  • 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.

    The issue is resolved in this release.

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Known Issues

The following known issues affect the VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 release:

  • Hash-based privilege elevation logging does not always occur

    Hash-based privilege elevation logging only occurs if hash-based application blocking is also configured. The hash-based application blocking can be configured to any hash.

  • 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.

  • 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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