The User Environment Manager configuration share is a central share on a file server. It contains all the configuration files for personalization and application configuration management of User Environment Manager. FlexEngine reads configuration data from the User Environment Manager configuration share when a user logs in or logs out of the environment, or when the user opens or closes applications that are configured with DirectFlex.

Folder Structure

The User Environment Manager configuration share has a predefined structure. The first time when you start the Management Console, the General folder is automatically created in the configuration share. The General folder contains the Flex configuration files that you use to define settings for personalization and application configuration management.

The General folder also contains the mandatory FlexRepository folder. The Management Console creates the FlexRepository folder the first time you configure a user environment setting, such as a printer mapping. The FlexRepository folder contains all the configuration files for the user environment settings and condition sets.

Requirements

Requirement

Description

Networking

To optimize login times, the computer where the user logs in should have a 1-Gbps connection to the configuration share.

Storage

Storage requirements might vary based on the specific deployment. A general guideline is to have at least 200 kB per application with a starting minimum size of 1 GB.

NTFS security permission

  • Administrators must have Full Control permissions.

  • End users must have Read and Execute permissions.

Caution:

For security reasons, non-administrators must not have write permissions on the User Environment Manager configuration share.