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Nigel Hickey - Leveraging User Environment Manager to remove GPOs


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At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas I presented about VMware's User Environment Manager (UEM). With UEM you can replace group policies and include them within UEM user policies. Learn how!

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Nigel Hickey - Leveraging User Environment Manager to remove GPOs

  1. 1. © 2015 VMware Inc. All rights reserved. Leveraging User Environment Manager to Remove GPOs Nigel Hickey VCIX6-DTM / VCAP7-DTM VMware EUC Champion Session: #VMTN6654U August 2017
  2. 2. Disclaimer The information in this presentation is intended to outline our general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. It is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract. • This presentation may contain product features or functionality that are currently under development. • This overview of new technology represents no commitment from VMware to deliver these features in any generally available product. • Features are subject to change, and must not be included in contracts, purchase orders, or sales agreements of any kind. • Technical feasibility and market demand will affect final delivery. • Pricing and packaging for any new features/functionality/technology discussed or presented, have not been determined. • This information is confidential.
  3. 3. Tweet Dis, Tweet Dat • Follow @vBrownBag & @vCenterNerd (me!) • Use the hashtag #VMTN6654U in your Tweets about this session CONFIDENTIAL 3
  4. 4. What is User Environment Manager (UEM)?  UEM explained by VMware:  “User Environment Manager (UEM) is a powerful and scalable solution engineered to deliver workspace productivity while driving down the cost of day-to-day desktop support and operations.”  “UEM offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical and cloud- based Windows desktop environment.” 4 #VMTN6654U
  5. 5. What is User Environment Manager (UEM)?  UEM explained by Nigel:  “UEM is very intimating and can be overwhelming when first reviewing its mass of features. Grab coffee, sit down, and focus on solving one problem at a time with UEM.  “UEM works on the concept of managing a user’s persona across devices and locations.  “Regardless of device type (Mobile, Physical, Virtual, Cloud-based), end-users can access their desktops & applications with personalized and consistent settings across the board”.  “Yes, UEM can be leveraged with Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, and RDSH environments.”  “User Environment Manager is available stand-alone or as part of VMware Workspace ONE, and Horizon 7 software packaging” 5 #VMTN6654U
  6. 6. User Environment Settings – ADMX Templates CONFIDENTIAL 6 Stop using multiple Group Policy tools and distributed scripts Manage user environment in a single simple interface Target settings based on conditions Condition based refresh during session Simple filtering of relevant categories #VMTN6654U
  7. 7. UEM & Group Policy (ADMX-Based Settings)  UEM is able to leverage Microsoft ADMX templates to configure user policies #VMTN6654U
  8. 8. UEM Instead of Group Policy #VMTN6654U
  9. 9. UEM Instead of Group Policy  How To: #VMTN6654U
  10. 10. UEM Instead of Group Policy #VMTN6654U
  11. 11. UEM Instead of Group Policy #VMTN6654U
  12. 12. VMware User Environment Manager 12 Managing GPOs and user settings via UEM can save an Engineer anywhere from 30-90 minutes per day, Which is effectively like giving them 1-3 weeks off to concentrate on new work vs. busy work. #VMTN6654U
  13. 13. Get Social With it Keep up with me online  Twitter: @vCenterNerd (Use #VMTN6654U in your Tweets about this session)  Blog:  LinkedIn: CONFIDENTIAL 13 #VMTN6654U
  14. 14. Thank You!! •Q&A Catch me off-stage to chat! CONFIDENTIAL 14 #VMTN6654U