Let’s JMP – Part 5: User Environment Manager (UEM)

In this part of “Let’s JMP” I will guide you through the steps for installing and configuring a basic User Environment Manager (UEM) environment.

Overview

The component with a red square is installed and configured in this part. As you can see, I will be installing the UEM Management Console and the configuration and profile archives share on INFRA01, which is my domain controller.

Configuring the UEM Configuration & Profile Archives Share

Go to any folder where you want to create the UEM Configuration and Profile Archives share I have created a folder called C:\Shares in which I will create the folders for both shares I will name the folders UEM_Config and UEM_ProfileArchives  
Create a folder with the name UEM_Config   Right click the folder and click Properties
Click on the tab Sharing
Click Advanced Sharing
Enable Share this folder and click Permissions   For a full overview of the recommended share and NTFS permissions see [this document](http://pubs.vmware.com/uem-91/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/user-environment-manager91-install-config.pdf)
Select Everyone and select Change and click OK
Click OK
Click Close
Create a folder with the name UEM_ProfileArchives Right click the folder and click Properties
Click the tab Sharing
Click Advanced Sharing
Select Share this folder and click Permissions   For a full overview of the recommended share and NTFS permissions see [this document](http://pubs.vmware.com/uem-91/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/user-environment-manager91-install-config.pdf)
Select Everyone and select Change and click OK
Click OK
Click the tab Security
Select Users (LAB\Users) and click Advanced
Click Disable inheritance
Click Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object
Select Users (Read & Execute) and click Remove   Select Users (Special) and click Remove   Click Add
Click Select a principal
Type Users and click OK
Click Show advanced permissions
Select This folder only for Applies to:
Remove all Advanced permissions except Create folders / append data and click OK
Click OK
Click Close

Installing the UEM Management Console

Double click VMware User Environment Manager 9.1 x64.msi (or the x86 version if you are on that architecture)
Click Run if you receive an Open File – Security Warning screen
Click Next
Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next
Click Next
Click Custom
Disable VMware UEM FlexEngine and all sub components (this is installed in the Windows 10 image later on) and enable VMware UEM Management Console and click Next
Click Install
If you receive the User Account Control windows, click Yes
Click Finish

Configuring UEM

Double click Management Console
Type \\INFRA01.lab.local\UEM_Config and click OK
For the purpose of this blog post, we are going to use Easy Start, which creates a sample configuration in UEM Click Easy Start
I am not going to use Office in this blog post, so I don’t select an Office version and just click OK
Click OK
As you can see, Easy Start has created an example configuration for Personalization, User Environment and Condition Sets

Copying ADMX & Configuring GPO

Copy the files displayed to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions
Open Group Policy Management
In my environment I already created an OU called VDI, under LAB   Right click LAB and click Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here
Create a GPO called C_LAB_VDI, which will be a GPO with computer settings only Click OK
Select the GPO C_LAB_VDI and click the tab Details and select User configuration settings disabled
Click OK
Right click LAB and click Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here
Create a GPO called U_LAB_VDI, which will be a GPO with user settings only Click OK
Select the GPO U_LAB_VDI and click the tab Details and select Computer configuration settings disabled
Click OK
Right click C_LAB_VDI and click Edit
Open Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Group Policy and double click Configure user Group Policy loopback processing mode
Select Enabled and select Replace for Mode: and click OK
Open Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Logon and double click Show first sign-in animation
Select Enabled and click OK
Open Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> Windows Components --> Search and double click Allow Cortana
Select Disabled and click OK
Open Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> Windows Components --> Cloud Content and double click Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences
Select Enabled and click OK
Right click U_LAB_VDI and click Edit
Open User Configuration --> Policies --> Administrative Templates --> VMware UEM --> FlexEngine and double click Flex config files
Select Enabled and type \\INFRA01.lab.local\UEM_Config\General for Central location of Flex config files and click OK
Double click Run FlexEngine as Group Policy Extension
Select Enabled and click OK
Double click Profile archives
Select Enabled and type \\INFRA01.lab.local\UEM_ProfileArchives\%username% for Location for storing user profile archives: and click OK
Open User Configuration --> Policies --> Windows Settings --> Scripts (Logon/Logoff) and double click Logoff
 Click Add
 Type %programfiles%\Immidio\Flex Profiles\FlexEngine.exe for Script Name Type -s for Script Parameters and click OK
 Click OK

NextUp » Let’s JMP – Part 6: Windows 10 Image

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