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Supported Configurations for UE-V 2.0

Updated: December 2, 2013

Applies To: User Experience Virtualization 2.0

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0 supports the following described configurations.

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Microsoft provides support for the current service pack, and in some cases, the preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

Supported configurations for the UE-V Agent and the UE-V Generator

The following table lists the operating systems that support the UE-V agent and the UE-V Generator.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture Windows PowerShell Microsoft .NET Framework

Windows 7

Ultimate, Enterprise, or Professional Edition

SP1

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or higher

.NET Framework 4 or higher

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Web Server

SP1

64-bit

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or higher

.NET Framework 4 or higher

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Enterprise or Pro

None

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or higher

.NET Framework 4.5

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2

Standard or Datacenter

None

64-bit

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or higher

.NET Framework 4.5

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To run UE-V 2.0, you must install .NET Framework 4 or .NET Framework 4.5 on computers that run the Windows 7 or the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. The Windows 8, the Windows 8.1, and the Windows Server 2012 operating systems come with .NET Framework 4.5 installed.

There are no special random access memory (RAM) requirements that are specific to UE-V. You can download .NET Framework 4.5 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653.

To install the UE-V Agent, you must have administrator rights and must restart the computer before the UE-V Agent can run.

Synchronization

The UE-V Agent can synchronize user settings for computers that are not always connected to the enterprise network, such as laptop computers or computers that are located at remote offices, and computers that are always connected to the enterprise network, such as computers that run the Windows Server operating system and host virtual desktop interface (VDI) sessions.

The default setting for users is the new sync provider. This sync provider synchronizes a local cache with the settings storage location. Local settings are synchronized from the cache during events such as logon, logoff, lock, unlock, remote desktop connect or disconnect, and application open and close. The synchronization between the local cache and settings storage location on the server is managed by a scheduled task that synchronizes settings every 30 minutes or by certain trigger events for certain applications. For more information, see Changing the Frequency of UE-V 2.0 Scheduled Tasks.

Synchronization for computers with always-available connections

When you use UE-V on computers that are always connected to the enterprise network, such as a computer that runs Windows Server and hosts VDI sessions, the UE-V Agent must be configured to synchronize settings by using the SyncMethod=None parameter. In this configuration, the settings storage server is treated as a standard network share. In this configuration, the UE-V Agent can be configured to give a notification if the import of the application settings is delayed.

To enable this configuration, complete one of the following:

  • During UE-V installation, at the command prompt or in a batch file, set the AgentSetup.exe parameter SyncMethod = None. For more information about how to deploy the agent, see Deploying the UE-V 2.0 Agent.

  • After the UE-V installation, use the Settings Management feature in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager or the MDOP ADMX templates to push the SyncMethod = None configuration.

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    This method does not work for pooled virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.

  • Use Windows PowerShell or Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to set the SyncMethod = None configuration.

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    This method does not work for pooled virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.

You must restart the computer before the settings start to synchronize.

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If SyncMethod = None is used, any settings changes are saved directly to the server. If the network connection to the settings storage path is not found, then the settings changes are cached on the device and are synchronized the next time that the sync provider runs. If the settings storage path is not found and the user profile is removed from a pooled VDI environment on logoff, then these settings changes are lost, and the user must reapply the change when the computer is reconnected to the settings storage path.

Prerequisites for the UE-V Windows PowerShell feature

The UE-V Windows PowerShell feature of the UE-V agent requires .NET Framework 4 or higher and Windows PowerShell 3.0 or higher to be enabled. Download Windows PowerShell 3.0 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=309609.

Prerequisites for UE-V Generator support

Install the UE-V Generator on the computer that is used to create custom settings location templates. This computer should be able to run the applications whose settings are synchronized. You must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer that runs the UE-V Generator software. Additionally, the UE-V Generator must be installed on a computer that uses an NTFS file system. The UE-V Generator software requires .NET Framework 4. For more information, see Planning for Custom Template Deployment for Desktop Applications in UE-V 2.0.

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