Prepare your environment to meet the User Environment Manager infrastructure requirements, and then install and configure the User Environment Manager components.

  • Create a User Environment Manager configuration share on a file server.
  • Create a User Environment Manager profile archives share.
  • Install FlexEngine on Windows desktops or Terminal Servers.
  • Create the User Environment Manager Group Policy by using the administrative template that is provided in the User Environment Manager package.
  • Add FlexEngine command to logoff script.
  • Install the Management Console on the administrator's machine.
  • Perform initial configuration of the Management Console.

After you install and configure the User Environment Manager components, you can start managing personalization and application management settings by creating Flex configuration files. You can use the User Environment Manager Application Profiler to capture application settings in Flex configuration files.

Note: The User Environment Manager MSI file has a digital signature, which the Windows Installer infrastructure validates when the installation starts. The installation process includes a certificate revocation check for which the system requires Internet access. If the Internet connectivity is not sufficient, the installation continues, but only after several timeouts. During the process, the installer seems to hang without providing any feedback.