VMware User Environment Manager Release Notes

Updated on: 03 SEP 2015

VMware User Environment Manager | 03 SEP 2015 | Build 8.7.0.74

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About VMware User Environment Manager

VMware User Environment Manager offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment. User Environment Manager can simplify end-user profile management with a single and scalable solution. IT can simply map infrastructure (including networks and printer mappings) and dynamically set policies for end users. You can experience quick, personalized, and consistent access to your Windows workspace and applications.

For more information, see the product page: VMware User Environment Manager

What's New in User Environment Manager 8.7

User Environment Manager continues to progress in terms of functionality and relevance to our customers' virtual and physical environments. With the 8.7 release we are providing full support for Windows 10 and have improved the efficiency of dynamically updating the mobile user environment. The policy engine has been updated to be able to detect the full range of connections including PCoIP, Blast, RDP, and Citrix and targeting based on client name and IP for Horizon connections is now built into the platform. We continue to emphasize streamlined implementation and supportability with improvements to application profiling and a clever way to provide visibility and extended analysis to administrators about which UEM settings are applied when and where.

Extended Conditions

  • Detect Citrix connections.
  • Detect RDP connections.

Improved Horizon View Support

  • Detect PcoIP connections.
  • Detect Blast connections.
  • Support for detecting Clinet IP and Client Name in Horizon View 6.2 and later.

Extended Enterprise Actions

  • Refresh Drive Mappings upon Reconnect/Unlock of a session.

Extended Platform Support

  • Windows 10 support.

Improved Analysis Tools

  • Provides Extended Analysis in the form of Resultant set of UEM items. Very useful to get an understanding of which UEM items will be applied to a user within a session. The output will be stored in XML.

Improved Application Onboarding

  • A new feature in the Application Profiler component, Auto exclude sections, provides better Profiling results by providing even better optimized UEM Configuration files for applications.

Advanced Physical Support

  • Improved integration in UEM Synctool for dynamically updating the user environment when updates are synchronized locally.

Migration

If you migrate from VMware Persona Management to VMware User Environment Manager, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2118056 for the required migration steps.

Known Issues

The following known issues affect the VMware User Environment Manager 8.7 release.

  • New Cannot display button text on some Asian versions of Windows operating systems.
    On some Asian versions of Windows operating systems, the button text in the Management Console, the Application Profiler, and the Helpdesk Support Tool might be missing.

    Workaround: Specify the /NoScale command line argument when you start the Management Console, Application Profiler and the Helpdesk Support Tool.

  • New Horizon Views displays a black screen after logging on to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
    This issue might occur under the following conditions:

    • You are running Horizon View on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
    • You have the Horizon View smartcard redirection feature installed.
    • You have User Environment Manager installed, configured, and enabled.

    Workaround: There is no workaround for this issue.

Resolved Issues

The following issues have been resolved since the last User Environment Manager release.

  • The 'Terminal Server Client IP Address' and 'Terminal Server Client Name' conditions do not work in a Horizon View environment.
    When using these conditions in a Horizon View 6.1 and below environment, the relevant information was not yet available at logon and when reconnecting to a disconnected session.

    This issue was resolved in User Environment Manager 8.7 in conjunction with Horizon View 6.2.