Using and Configuring User Environment Manager

With Horizon Cloud on Azure, the User Environment Manager Agent is automatically installed when deploying an Image from the Azure Marketplace. Configuring User Environment Manager with Horizon Cloud on Azure is identical to using UEM with traditional virtual dekstops and applications. The primary difference is where the data is stored. In order to maintain an optimal end user experience, User Environment Manager should be deployed in the same Microsoft Azure Regions as your Horizon Cloud Node. Infrastructure requirements are minimal, comprised primarily of Server Message Block (SMB) file shares. User Environment Manager uses one share for configuration data and another for profile archive data. You can deploy one or more Windows Server Virtual Machines (VMs) on Microsoft Azure and configure file sharing.

There are many server models available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace that would work with User Environment Manager. Consider using Dv2, Dv3 or Ev3 series VMs to create file servers for the requisite SMB file shares. Add additional disks to accommodate increased performance demand (input/output operations per second, or IOPS) as needed.

For more information on User Environment manager, visit one of the User Environment Manager Hands-on-Lab.

  •  Lab 2051-02 -- VMware Horizon 7 Desktop Virtualization with Just in Time Management, Module 1 - User Environment Manager (UEM)


  • Lab 2051-04 -- VMware Horizon 7 - Initial Deploy and Configuration of Horizon Components, Module 4 - Deploy and Configure User Environment Manager