Ivanti Environment Manager

Ivanti Environment Manager
Formerly AppSense

Score 7.6 out of 10
Ivanti Environment Manager


What is Ivanti Environment Manager?

Ivanti Environment Manager (formerly AppSense, acquired by LANDESK in 2016, which is now part of Ivanti) is an on-demand personalization tool for desktops, used to apply contextual policy on‑demand. Aims to provide fast logons, roaming users with robust, always-personalized desktops,...
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What is Ivanti Environment Manager?

Ivanti Environment Manager (formerly AppSense, acquired by LANDESK in 2016, which is now part of Ivanti) is an on-demand personalization tool for desktops, used to apply contextual policy on‑demand. Aims to provide fast logons, roaming users with robust, always-personalized desktops, smooth OS and physical-to-virtual migrations, and easy PC refreshes.

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Josh Justic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We deploy VDI for our remote workers. All of our published desktops are non persistent to reduce consumption of resources. The master image is static, all registry changes for a user profile are applied and exported via AppSense. AppSense allows us to give a unique user experience while saving a large expenditure on storage costs.
  • Provides full user registry customization.
  • Centralizes management of user settings
  • Can replace group policy.
  • Fast response time for a new user session.
  • High learning curve to deploy
[AppSense is] very well suited for VDI or published applications.
  • Centralized management
  • Profile registry settings
  • Global configuration.
  • Saved a lot on storage costs
  • Improved the user experience.
Fast deployment, very customizable. Improved user logon times.
February 08, 2016

AppSense great for Citrix

Mark Borenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use AppSense to capture personalization settings for Citrix users and fat clients. Also, it's used for policy enforcement.
  • Capturing application settings per user.
  • Office policy settings.
  • Granular control of settings per application.
  • Better control at the pre-network login stages.
AppSense is great for Citrix environments but can be troublesome for fat client users who are road warriors.
  • It makes replacing hardware very quick and effective when supporting remote staff.
Much more robust in allowing for scripted routines per application.
Finance, Underwriting, Operations, IT
Desktop, Server, and Networking skills. Basic understanding of Group Policies.
  • Roaming profiles - user settings following user logins
  • Advanced Policy administration
  • Device replacement made easy
  • Tailor different versions of browser settings as the upgrades keep coming.
  • Single policy configuration for the whole company - globally.
  • Apply polices to mobile devices
It has been a very affective tool for our company.
Microsoft Group Policy engine. Not granular enough.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The products ability to handle just about any situation.
I would select a longer evaluation period in order to encompass more device types and scenarios.
  • Implemented in-house
Test, UAT, and then production rollout.
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled
Controlled change keeps the issues to a minimum.
  • Timing of when we deployed changes to laptop users.
Test, test, test.
Always had a great experience dealing with the engineers.
Several times we were completely stuck on a failed policy. Their support quickly resolved our issue by analyzing current logs.
  • Creating polices.
  • Adding nodes and using logic.
  • Creating personalization groups.
  • Nesting logic
Yes, but I don't use it
It was relatively easy to configure.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AppSense is used on all company owned Windows computers in our network, across all locations. We use it for software personalization and for doing some custom actions that would otherwise typically be done via logon script or group policy. For example, we use it to map printers for users based on their location and/or AD group membership. We also use Application Manager to automatically run some legacy software with admin rights. This happens transparently without the user having admin rights and without seeing a UAC prompt and is a very useful feature for any application that requires admin rights to run. It also allows users to self-install certain pre-approved applications while not giving them rights to install any random software.
  • Application Manager - automatic elevation of certain software to run with admin rights, transparent to users IF you set it all up properly in advance. Once you have this configured, it can be very beneficial.
  • Environment Manager - custom actions based on detected conditions. For example, mapping one set of network drives once a user connects to a certain network, and a different set of network drives when they connect to a different network. And automatically remove the network drives when the user disconnects from the network. Do X, Y, and Z if a certain process starts or stops. If process A starts, automatically start process B.
  • It's buggy in general. I have seen a lot of weird problems caused by AppSense. Corrupt user profiles, random crashes, etc.
  • If/Else/ElseIf statements can be confusing to build, especially when nesting several due to the way they are displayed.
  • Support is not great.
AppSense does solve a lot of problems and can do some cool things. However, I think competing products may do the same job without some of the bugs and issues I have seen with AppSense. The automatic/transparent "run as Administrator" feature is very slick when set up properly and makes dealing with poorly coded legacy applications very easy. The flexibility it gives you with all of the stuff it can do is great. Take actions X, Y, and Z at logon based on these conditions, etc.
  • Faster/easier to deploy legacy applications that require admin rights without granting full admin rights to users.
  • Fast and flexible deployment of things like new/default printers, settings, etc based on simple or elaborate conditions.
  • RES Software
The decision to use AppSense was not mine. If I had to choose a product today, I would at least want to evaluate the alternative from RES Software - from what I have read/heard it sounds like the better choice as far as reliability, support, and lack of bugs. I have not personally used it yet though.
November 06, 2015


Tim Miltenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
A department of Emerson uses AppSense to monitor and more granularly control the CPU and memory consumption of applications on a per session basis. They also use it to deliver a consistent profile to the users logging in.
  • Profile Management
  • Policy Management
  • Application Performance Management
  • Image Management
Most general situations can be managed from within Citrix. AppSense is needed only in complex situations that require more granular control of the environment.
  • By capping the CPU shares accessible by a rogue application, AppSense allowed us to continue to provide what the customers required while adjustments to the application were performed.
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