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VMware: Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings

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VMware: Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings
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By Stan Hunter, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware

One of the most difficult tasks for an IT administrator is managing user profiles and settings. Users have various requirements for applications and settings that change based on location, device, and even time of day. This is called context. In the past, to provide flexibility in managing a user’s profile based on context, IT admins wrote tedious, detailed scripts. The scripts provided a set of instructions based on environment variables such as office location and printer selection.

For example, a sales rep is mostly on the road, but also works from the corporate office as well as from a local office. While traveling, the rep uses a laptop based on a View virtual desktop in Horizon 7 and, while in the corporate office, a desktop workstation. For each of these locations, the sales rep needs access to printers, file shares, and applications.

Creating and managing profile scripts…

Read the entire article here, Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings

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