Configure the User Environment Manager Console

User Environment Manager is installed using a simple Microsoft Installer (MSI) package. You simply choose the installation path and click Next complete the installation on most any Windows computer.

Because the installation is so simple, this lesson skips performing a basic installation and instead introduces you to the more advanced concept of defining a new User Environment Manager environment.

Note - The User Environment Manager management console has been installed on the Main Console for you.

VMware User Environment Manager supports scenarios with multiple environments, such as different customers, development, testing, acceptance, production, and separately managed organizational divisions.

You can use the traditional mechanisms like Active Directory group policies and file services to make a design that accommodates the needs of your organization. If you are managing multiple User Environment Manager environments with a team of administrators, you can also configure these environments through a group policy, by using the VMware UEM Management Console.admx template, available in theUser Environment Manager download package.

For each environment that you define, a User Environment Manager configuration share needs to be created, as well as a group policy with the environment-specific paths configured. After that, you target the User Environment Manager group policies to the appropriate users, depending on which environment they belong to. For example, you can target the group policies based on an Active Directory organizational unit. You can use a single instance of the User Environment Manager Management Console to manage these environments.

When multiple environments are configured in the User Environment Manager Management Console, you can import and export User Environment Manager configuration items between environments.

You should still have an Explorer window open to the C:\ of the Main Console

  1. Note the existing UEMProd configuration share
    This share will be reference again later in this lesson
  2. Double-click the UEMSite2 configuration share that you created in a previous lesson

Config Share is Empty

  1. Note the Config Share is currently empty
    Leave this window open
  2. Double-click UEM Management Console from the desktop of the Main Console

Production Environment

  1. The management console opens to the Production environment
  2. This User Environment Manager environment already contains some application configuration templates
  3. Click the star to open the menu

Configure Environments

  1. Select Configure Environments

Existing Environments

There are two existing environments: Development / Testing and Production

  1. The Production environment reads its configuration data from the UEMProd configuration share that you saw earlier in this lesson
  2. Select Add to create a new environment

Add Environment

  1. Name: Site 2
  2. Location: \\controlcenter\UEMSite2
  3. Select OK

Commit Changes

  1. The Site 2 environment is now available
  2. Select OK

Switch Environments

  1. Click the star to open the menu
  2. Select Switch Environment

Select Environment

  1. Select Site 2

Configure Default Environment

  1. Select Use as default environment
  2. Select OK

Environment Created

  1. The management console now reflects the Site 2 environment
  2. Upon configuration of the new environment, the UEMSite2 configuration share is populated with a general folder
  3. The General folder can be seen in the new environment

Open the General Folder

  1. Double-click the general folder

Contents are Empty

The contents of the general folder are empty because you have not yet created any configuration settings or policies for this environment.

Next Steps

Leave the Explorer window and the User Environment Manager management console open as you will use them in the next lesson


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