UEM also includes a couple of additional tools to assist administrators with maintaining environment.The first of these tools is the Application Profiler Tool.
(Note that this is not the same as the people who think all projects should obviously be using their favorite license and any projects that aren't have made a tragic mistake.
These people are not right either, of course.) One of the most important aspects of any end-user computing environment is user experience, and a big part of user experience is managing the user’s Windows and application preferences.
It can also be used to create default settings that are applied to an application when a user launches it, and this can be used to reduce the amount of time it takes to get users applications configured for the first time.
The other support tool is the Help Desk support tool.
But Roaming Profiles also have limitations, such as casting a large net by moving the entire profile (or the App Data roaming folder on newer versions of Windows) or being tied to specific versions of Windows.
VMware User Environment Manager, or UEM for short, is one of a few 3rd-party user environment management tools that can provide a lighter-weight solution than Roaming Profiles.People who chose to work with one or another are deliberately choosing to do somewhat different types of work (generally in their free time).To tell these people that these things don't matter and that they should live with different ones is to dictate to them that they should be doing the type of work you want them to be doing, not the type of work they've chosen to do. We are 'obviously correct' about what matters, our opinions are better, and other people should change to follow what we think is important, not what they've chosen.In the next post, I’ll talk about deploying the UEM supporting infrastructure.Given yesterday's entry about glibc and the Linux API, it's hard to avoid concluding that glibc is basically a monoculture in Linux, with no real competition or alternative.This is especially true in non-persistent environments and published application environments where the user may not log into the same machine each time. A big part of a user’s experience on any desktop is maintaining their customizations.