There are a number of different deployment configurations that Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) supports. This section includes general information and step-by-step procedures to help you successfully perform the tasks that you must complete at different stages of your deployment.
Deployment information for UE-V
A UE-V deployment requires a settings storage location on a network share and a UE-V agent installed on every computer that synchronizes settings. The UE-V Group Policy templates can be used to manage UE-V settings. The following topics describe how to deploy these features.
All UE-V deployments require a settings storage location where the settings packages that contain the synchronized setting values are located.
To synchronize settings by using UE-V, a computer must have the UE-V Agent installed and running.
You can use Group Policy to preconfigure UE-V settings before you deploy the UE-V Agent as well as standard UE-V configuration.
Deployment information for custom template deployment
If you plan to create custom settings location templates for applications other than the Microsoft applications that are included in UE-V, such as line-of-business applications, then you can deploy a settings template catalog and you must install the UE-V Generator to create those templates. For more information, see Planning for Custom Template Deployment for UE-V 1.0.
Use the UE-V Generator to create, edit, and validate custom settings location templates that help synchronize settings of applications other than the default applications.
If you need to deploy custom settings location templates to support applications other than the default applications in the UE-V Agent, you must configure a settings template catalog to store them.
If you need to synchronize applications other than the default applications in the UE-V Agent, the custom setting location templates that are created with UE-V Generator can be distributed to the UE-V settings template catalog.
Deploying custom templates requires a settings template catalog. The default Microsoft application templates are deployed with the UE-V Agent.