After you create a User Environment Manager GPO, you must configure its settings. These settings are required to configure the location of the User Environment Manager configuration and profile archives shares, and configure FlexEngine to start automatically during login.


You must at least configure the following settings:

  • Flex configuration files.
  • Profile archives.
  • Run FlexEngine as Group Policy Extension.

If you do not configure Run FlexEngine as Group Policy Extension, you must configure FlexEngine to run using a logon script. See Configure FlexEngine to Run from a Logon Script.

The rest of the User Environment Manager GPO settings are optional and enabling them depends on your infrastructure and requirements.

Note: Many of the FlexEngine settings that you configure through a GPO can be overridden by command-line arguments. Command-line arguments have higher priority than GPO settings. See FlexEngine Command-Line Arguments.