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Planning for UE-V 2.0 Configuration Methods

Updated: January 24, 2014

Applies To: User Experience Virtualization 2.0

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0 configurations determine how settings are synchronized throughout the enterprise. This topic describes how UE-V configurations are created to help you formulate a configuration plan that best meets your business requirements.

Configuration methods for UE-V 2.0

You can configure UE-V before, during, or after agent installation, depending on the configuration method that you use.

Group Policy: The existing Group Policy infrastructure can be used to configure UE-V before or after UE-V Agent deployment. The UE-V Group Policy ADMX template enables the central management of common UE-V Agent configuration options, and it includes settings to configure UE-V synchronization. Network environments that use Group Policy can preconfigure UE-V in anticipation of agent deployment. For more information, see the following topics:

Command-line or Batch Script Installation: Parameters that are used with the deployment of the UE-V Agent configure many UE-V settings. Electronic software distribution systems, such as System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, use these parameters to configure their clients when they deploy and install the UE-V Agent software. For a list of installation parameters and sample installation scripts, see Deploying the UE-V 2.0 Agent.

Windows PowerShell and WMI: Scripted commands that use Windows PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) can be used to modify configurations after the UE-V Agent has been installed. For a list of Windows PowerShell and WMI commands, see Administering UE-V 2.0 with Windows PowerShell and WMI.

Registry modification can result in data loss, or the computer becomes unresponsive. We recommend that you use other configuration methods.

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 The UE-V Configuration Pack provides a way for administrators to use the Compliance Settings feature of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 or later to apply consistent configurations across sites where UE-V and Configuration Manager are installed. For more information about using Configuration Manager 2012 Configuration Pack, see Configuring UE-V 2.0 with System Center Configuration Manager 2012.

UE-V configuration settings

The following examples are examples of UE-V configuration settings:

  • Settings Storage Path: Specifies the location of the file share that stores the UE-V settings.

  • Settings Template Catalog Path: Specifies the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path that defines the location that was checked for new settings location templates.

  • Register Microsoft Templates: Specifies whether the default Microsoft templates should be registered during installation.

  • Synchronization Method: Specifies whether UE-V uses the sync provider or "none". The "SyncProvider" supports computers that are disconnected from the network. "None" applies when the computer is always connected to the network. For more information about the Sync Method, see Sync Methods for UE-V 2.0.

  • Synchronization Timeout: Specifies the number of milliseconds that the computer waits before time-out when it retrieves the user settings from the settings storage location.

  • Synchronization Enable: Specifies whether the UE-V settings synchronization is enabled or disabled.

  • Maximum Package Size: Specifies a settings package file threshold size in bytes at which the UE-V Agent reports a warning.

  • Don’t Sync Windows 8 Application Settings: Specifies that UE-V should not synchronize Windows 8 apps.

  • Enable/Disable First Use Notification: Specifies whether UE-V displays a dialog box the first time that the UE-V Agent runs on a user’s computer.

  • Enable/Disable Tray Icon: Specifies whether UE-V displays an icon in the notification area and any notifications associated with it. The icon provides a link to the Company Settings Center.

  • Custom Contact IT Hyperlink: Defines the path, text, and description for the Contact IT hyperlink in the Company Settings Center.

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