Planning to Upgrade to UE-V 2.0
Updated: December 2, 2013
Applies To: User Experience Virtualization 2.0
To upgrade from Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 1.0 to UE-V 2.0, you must consider the following features:
Update of the UE-V Agents
Changes to UE-V settings location templates
Update of the settings template catalog and distribution of the settings location templates
Management of tools, such as ADMX templates and Configuration Packs
Changes to the default settings location templates
The UE-V Agent includes a number of settings location templates for desktop applications. UE-V 2.0 includes updates to these templates and settings synchronization support for Windows 8 apps. Installation of the UE-V Agent and registration of the new default templates implement changes on users’ computers. In addition, new Windows desktop settings location templates that are included in UE-V 2.0 offer better support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This support required changes to the UE-V settings location template schema. The new templates have unique file names. You can safely deploy these new templates along with the UE-V 1.0 templates. Only the UE-V 2.0 Agent can register the newer templates.
Catalogs and template distribution
UE-V 2.0 continues to use settings template catalogs as a central point to share settings location templates. If you deployed UE-V 1.0 settings location templates to a catalog, you should copy the updated UE-V 2.0 templates to the catalog. The new UE-V 2.0 Windows desktop templates are displayed in addition to the UE-V 1.0 Windows desktop templates. Maintain the UE-V 1.0 settings location templates in the settings template catalog until all users’ computers have been updated to UE-V 2.0.
Management tools – ADMX templates and Configuration Packs
New ADMX templates for Group Policy and the Configuration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager include additional settings and controls for UE-V 2.0. The UE-V 1.0 management tools are supported, but for additional controls for UE-V 2.0 settings, you must implement the updated management tools.
Upgrading the Windows operating system on computers with UE-V installed
If a computer with UE-V installed is upgraded from one version of the Windows operating system to another, the persistence of UE-V software depends on the original and upgraded version of the Windows operating system:
Windows 7 to Windows 8: UE-V software remains on the upgraded computer.
Windows 8 to Windows 8.1: UE-V software remains on the upgraded computer.
Windows 7 to Windows 8.1: UE-V software must be reinstalled on the upgraded computer.