Good to know: System Center 2012 Configuration Pack for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization

Based on a conversation I had yesterday at the ConfigMgr Community event here , it appears that few people know about the existance of the ConfigMgr pack for Microsoft UE-V. There’s one for UE-V version 1.0 and just a few weeks ago one for UE-V 2.0 was released. System Center 2012 Configuration Pack for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 2.0 System Center 2012 Configuration Pack for Microsoft User Experience Virtualization 1.0 After Microsoft User Experience Virtualization Read More …

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization – Part 3: Creating and using Templates

As explained in Part 2 Setting up UE-V out of the box UE-V has build-in support for various Windows Settings and the Office 2010 suite. But to take full advantage of UE-V you will most likely want to have you other applications roam their settings as well. For that you will have to create so called UE-V Templates. Once you have created an application template you store it into the settings template catalogue, in the Read More …

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization – Part 2: Setting up UE-V

As a follow up on my earlier post Microsoft User Experience Virtualization – Part 1: The Road to UE-V in todays’ post I am going to describe how to get UE-V up and running in just a few steps. To conduct this mini proof of concept, you need the following: Access to Active Directory (Group Policy Management and the Users and Computers Console) Access to a File Server to create 2 shares 2 Windows Clients Read More …

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization – Part 1: The Road to UE-V

Many IT Administrators will agree that managing Windows user profiles can be somewhat of a challenge especially when using roaming user profiles where data and settings can follow the user across multiple Windows Clients. The term roaming profiles was introduced in Windows NT 4.0 but my experience is that roaming profiles weren’t used much then because in these days most users just had their own dedicated desktop anyway and if roaming profiles were used then Read More …

Microsoft UE-V and PolicyPak – Better Together

In this video Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz demonstrates why customers planning using Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE’V) might also want to consider using PolicyPak. More details about PolicyPak and the video transcript can be found here

GPO Template for UE-V SettingsTemplateCatalogPath configuration

To simplify my testing activities with Microsoft’s User Experience Virtualization (UE-V( Beta, I created a Group Policy template that configures the User’s SettingsTemplateCatalogPath. The SettingsTemplateCatalogPath is the location where UE-V looks for new or updated templates once a day. The SettingsTemplateCatalogPath setting is stored within the  Windows Registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration To get the GPO working I had to create another “custom” registry value called GP_SettingsTemplateCatalogPath_Set which defines whether the setting is enabled or disabled. (Well Read More …