VMware User Environment Manager Release Notes

VMware User Environment Manager | 17 MAR 2016 | Build

Last Updated: 17 MAR 2016

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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 9.0

User Environment Manager 9.0 provides the following new features and enhancements:

  • Application Blocking

Application Blocking lets you control the applications that can be started based on paths. If you attempt to run an unauthorized application from another folder, the launch of that application is blocked and a message is displayed.

  • Folder Redirection

Folder Redirection lets you configure redirection of a folder from within the VMware User Environment Manager. Hence Active Directory GPO’s for redirection is not required.

  • Horizon Policies

Horizon Policies or Smart Policies is an integration between UEM 9 and Horizon 7 with conditional support for poolnames, tags, endpoint location, and View name and IP information. Administrators can use Horizon Policies to contextually and dynamically control the system clipboard, client drive, USB access, printing capabilities, and bandwidth profiles for PCoIP connections.

  • ThinApp 5.2 support

ThinApp 5.2 support is an integration between UEM 9 and ThinApp 5.2. You can use ThinApp 5.2 support in UEM to streamline the support for many UEM features instantly such as Personalization and Predefined Settings.

  • Secured approach

User Environment Manager provides a secured by default approach by logging the users out in case the Flex config files path is not available at logon.

NOTE: Drive mapping with explicit credentials is no longer available in User Environment Manager 9.0 due to security reasons. However, the existing drives that are mapped, still function correctly.


The following guides are available for User Environment Manager 9.0:


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 9.0 release.

  • Duplicate folders might appear after enabling Folder Redirection.

When you enable folder redirection feature through User Environment Manager, duplicate folders are observed in the user profile. One of the folders point to the redirected location and the other is on the local hard drive.

Workaround: Delete the local copies on the user profile folders if they are empty.

  • 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.

  • Button text truncated on some Asian versions of Windows operating systems.

On some Asian versions of Windows operating systems, the button text in the Self-Support Tool is truncated if a German Multilingual User Interface is used. There is no workaround for this issue.

Resolved Issues

The following issue is resolved in this release.

  • Conflict with Horizon View smartcard redirection feature on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.