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Score 8 out of 10
VMware User Environment Manager is being used by remote employees in an effort to streamline the interaction between multiple programs. As for other departments, I am sure they may use some form of this program. The problem this program addresses is the ability for remote users to implement a variety of programs on a virtual desktop. This also assists the virtual employee by allowing multiple programs to be used on a desktop outside of a real-time desktop that may be used in brick and mortar work environments.
- The VMware User Environment Manager helps place all tools on a virtual desktop, creating ease of access for employees.
- The use of VMware User Environment Manager also helps with addressing problems within a remote environment by limiting those issues to the desktop that it creates. This also helps when issues arise that may need to be addressed for a particular program, and allows us to focus on a problem without affecting the real-time desktop.
- Allowing to log in to different servers quickly is also a benefit. Time is of the essence for many employees, and the ability for employees to take 2 minutes or so to log in to the VMware User Environment Manager helps each employee have additional time to do other tasks.
- VMware User Environment Manager, for some reason, is unable to run Avaya on its platform where I work. This may need to be addressed, as it is somewhat of an issue when launching tools as a remote employee, and we must keep Avaya off the VMware User Environment Manager. This is actually a big problem as we have to switch back and forth between environments to see and utilize Avaya versus the tools on the VMware User Environment Manager.
- In addition to the Avaya issue, there seem to be some issues with up-time. I am not sure if this is solely due to the VMware User Environment Manager, but it does seem that the longer you are on and logged in to the VMware User Environment Manager, issues start occurring.
- Log in time aside, there also seems to be a compatibility issue with the VMware User Environment Manager. We have also run into some problems running older applications on the virtual desktop.
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For the remote or virtual agent working outside a brick and mortar, this application has many benefits. From the remote desktop, the ability to run multiple programs at any given time, to the minimal launch-time, the VMware User Environment Manager is a perfect choice that may just need adjusting. The VMware User Environment Manager may be less appropriate in a brick and mortar setting where security, functionality, access to client programs and other items may be different, thus necessitating the use of a different all-in-one management program.
Score 9 out of 10
Used for the inside staff of our organization. Very helpful with deploying new machines to users when the refresh cycle comes up. All the settings that the user has set on their PC get transferred over to their new machine when the time comes, and there is very little involvement from the IT staff.
- Managing personal settings for users
- Ability to keep settings while switching to different PCs.
- Helpful when setting up customized settings per user group. Set it once and propagate it to multiple users
- Takes a bit of time to get the hang of.
- If you are setting it up yourself, there will probably be a few calls to support to get the kinks of your environment worked out
- Works well with standard applications, but is a bit cumbersome in setting up in-house built applications.
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VMware User Environment Manager is very well suited for environments such as call center PCs and where users log on to different PCs (floating PCs). All their settings come over, and no matter what computer they log into they have everything that they customized from their last session. Very helpful when setting up floating pools with VMware Horizon.
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About VMware User Environment Manager
VMware User Environment Manager is user virtualization and profile management software from virtualization generalist VMware. The software was developed by Dutch company Immidio, but has been added to VMware's portfolio since the acquisition of Immidio in February, 2015.
Categories: User Virtualization
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