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Working with Custom UE-V Templates and the UE-V Generator

Updated: November 1, 2012

Applies To: User Experience Virtualization 1.0

In order to roam applications between user computers, Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) uses settings location templates . Some settings location templates are included with User Experience Virtualization. You can also create, edit, or validate custom settings location templates with the UE-V Generator.

The UE-V Generator monitors an application to discover and capture the locations where the application stores its settings. The application being monitored must be a traditional application. The UE-V Generator cannot create a settings location template for the following application types:

  • Virtualized applications

  • Application offered through terminal services

  • Java applications

  • Windows 8 applications

Create UE-V Settings Location Templates with the UE-V Generator

How to use the UE-V Generator to create settings location templates.

Create UE-V Settings Location Templates with the UE-V Generator

Edit UE-V Settings Location Templates with the UE-V Generator

How to use the UE-V Generator to edit settings location templates.

Edit UE-V Settings Location Templates with the UE-V Generator

Validate UE-V Settings Location Templates with UE-V Generator

How to use the UE-V Generator to validate settings location templates modified outside the UE-V Generator.

Validate UE-V Settings Location Templates with UE-V Generator

Standard and Nonstandard settings locations

The UE-V Generator helps you identify where applications look for settings files and registry settings that applications use to store settings information. You can use the UE-V Generator to open the application as part of the discovery process to capture settings in standard locations. Standard locations include the following:

  • Registry Settings – Registry locations under HKEY_CURRENT_USER

  • Application Settings Files – Files stored under \ Users \ [User name] \ AppData \ Roaming

The UE-V Generator excludes locations which commonly store application software files do not roam well between user computers or environments. The UE-V Generator excludes these locations. Excluded locations are as follows:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry keys and files to which the logged-on user cannot write values

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry keys and files that are associated with the core functionality of the Windows operating system

  • All registry keys that are located in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive (Requires Administrator rights and might require UAC agreement to set)

  • Files that are located in Program Files directories (Requires Administrator rights and might require UAC agreement to set)

  • Files located in Users \ [User name] \ AppData \ LocalLow

  • Windows operating system files that are located in %systemroot% (Requires Administrator rights and might require UAC agreement to set)

If registry keys and files stored in these locations are required in order to roam application settings, you can manually add the excluded locations to the settings location template during the template creation process.

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