Planning for UE-V Configuration Methods

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 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

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

Group Policy: existing Group Policy infrastructure can be used to configure UE-V before or after UE-V Agent deployment. The UE-V 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.

Configuring UE-V with Group Policy Objects

Installing the UE-V Group Policy ADMX Templates

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

PowerShell and WMI: scripted commands using PowerShell or WMI can be used to modify configurations after the UE-V Agent has been installed. For a list of PowerShell and WMI commands, see Managing the UE-V 1.0 Agent and Packages with PowerShell and WMI.

Edit Registry Settings: UE-V settings are stored in the registry and can be modified by using any tool that can modify registry settings, such as RegEdit.

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

UE-V configuration settings

The following are examples of UE-V configuration settings:

  • Setting 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 the Windows Offline Files feature is used for offline support.

  • Synchronization Timeout: specifies the number of milliseconds that the computer waits before timeout when retrieving 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.

Planning for UE-V 1.0

Planning for UE-V Configuration