Microsoft UE-V 2.0 – New Features

With the availability of MDOP 2013 R2 comes the release of Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0, and with it a significant collection of new features.  Here’s a quick look under the hood at some of the changes. New Powershell Cmdlets To complement the new support for Windows 8 Store applications, the UE-V Powershell module adds four new cmdlets: Clear-UevAppxPackage Disable-UevAppxPackage Enable-UevAppxPackage...

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Managing UE-V Settings Location Templates with Group Policy

As a follow up to the previous post on working with UE-V templates catalog, let’s look at what it takes to manage those custom templates using the Group Policy ADMX template provided by Microsoft. After downloading and installing the UE-V ADMX template, we can open the Group Policy Management Console and see the available settings for the Settings Location Templates: These...

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Working with UE-V Template Catalog Updates via Command Line

When managing clients using the Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE-V) agent, a common practice is to have a central Settings Template Catalog.  This allow for efficient distribution of common Settings Location Templates, either custom made with the UE-V Generator or downloaded from the TechNet Gallery, to UE-V clients across the organization. By default, the UE-V agent will retrieve updates from the Settings Template...

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Deploying the UE-V Agent in ConfigMgr 2012 Using Settings Storage Path

Using ConfigMgr to deploy the UE-V agent can present a nasty surprise if you try to specify the SettingsStoragePath using the %USERNAME% environment variable. Microsoft released the User Experience Virtualization (or UE-V) agent with MDOP 2012 as a means of ensuring a consistent user experience across multiple devices, providing yet another tool to put to rest the pain that is “roaming...

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Config Pack released to monitor and remediate UE-V

With the recent release of User Experience Virtualization, it’s a welcome sight to see a Configuration Pack released that can monitor and manage the configuration of the UE-V clients. This Config Pack monitors the following: Is Offline Files Service Running Is Settings Storage Path Configured Is Settings Template Catalog Configured Is UEV Agent Enabled Is UEV Agent Service Running Has...

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App-V 5.0 and UE-V 1.0 released today, resources available

App-V 5.0 and UE-V 1.0 released today.  You should be able to locate the downloads on MSDN and TechNet.  Overnight some resources went live that will help you understand and deploy the new releases. Microsoft Application Virtualization 5 Online Administrator’s Guide Microsoft Application Virtualization Docs Downloads   Official announcement: MDOP 2012 Now Available   KB Articles released for App-V 5.0: 2772509 -...

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Betas: App-V hits the 5.0 mark, UE-V announced

Microsoft has announced a couple important virtualization milestones, just ahead of MMS 2012.  Both in BETA, User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) is a new Desktop Virtualization product announced, while App-V 5.0 has been released. What is UE-V? Per the announcement post: Regardless if it is a rich desktop or a hosted VDI desktop, a traditional application or a virtual application, UE-V...

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