Welcome to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager™ documentation. The name of the product changed with the 9.9 release from VMware User Environment Manager to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.

Starting with version 2006, VMware Dynamic Environment Manager is available in Standard and Enterprise editions. DEM Standard Edition assists VMware Horizon® Standard Edition and VMware Horizon® Advanced Edition customers with user profile management. DEM Enterprise Edition is the full-featured version of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.

Use the navigation on the left to browse through documentation for your release of the product. We update the online documentation with the latest patch and minor release information, so User Environment Manager 9.5 contains all the updates for 9.5.x releases. All our documentation comes in PDF format, which you can access by selecting the PDF download icon while reading a page or viewing a search result.

The VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Documentation Set

Each guide in the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager documentation set provides a specific type of information.

  • Installing and Configuring VMware Dynamic Environment Manager. This guide provides the following types of instructions.
    • Pre-installation tasks, such as creating shares.
    • Installation tasks, such as of the main components, VMware Dynamic Environment Manager FlexEngine and the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console.
    • Configuration tasks, such as creating a VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Group Policy and the initial configuration of the Management Console.
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Administration Guide. This guide explains how to use VMware Dynamic Environment configuration items to personalize the experience of your users across virtual, physical, and cloud-based Windows desktop environments.
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Application Profiler Administration Guide. This guide explains how to install and use Application Profiler, a standalone application that you can use to create Flex configuration files and to predefine settings for use with VMware Dynamic Environment Manager. VMware provides configuration templates, pre-configured Flex configuration files, for many popular applications. However, if you find that you must create Flex configuration files for specific applications, Application Profiler simplifies the process for you.
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk Support Tool Administration Guide. This guide explains how to install, configure, and use VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Helpdesk Support Tool, an optional component of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager that does not require extra licensing. With Helpdesk Support Tool, you can perform various tasks for users, such as opening, editing, and resetting their profile archives.
  • VMware Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool Administration Guide. This guide explains how to install, configure, and use VMware Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool, an optional component of VMware Dynamic Environment Manager that does not require extra licensing. SyncTool provides capabilities for synchronizing configuration files and profile archives from VMware Dynamic Environment Manager for users with laptops or limited network bandwidth.

Learn More About VMware Dynamic Environment Manager

To learn more about VMware Dynamic Environment Manager and how it provides end users with a personalized and dynamic Windows desktop across environments, visit the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager product page. To view or ask questions about VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, visit the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Community. To watch videos about VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, visit VMware End-User Computing YouTube channel: VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.