Controlling the user profile.
July 15, 2022

Controlling the user profile.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VMware Dynamic Environment Manager

We have been using a VDI infrastructure for nearly 10 years now.
The challenge has always been the struggle between a golden image, the different needs by users and how to deliver a proper desktop profile on that in the most cost effective way.

VMWare Dynamic Environment Manager is a tool that delivers on the user profile part and is free to use with a VMware Horizon license.
In our scenario we used the tool to complement our VMware Horizon VDI deployment.
  • Combining different Microsoft settings in a single pane.
  • Straightforward tool
  • Privilege elevation for apps
  • You cannot prefill on a per user basis
  • Configuration can become quitte big
  • Ability to manage all settings from one pane.
  • No extra cost
  • Part of a larger VDI solution
  • Takes less time to deploy new users
  • Administring takes less time as all tools seperated
  • Perfect for a Keep IT Simple Stupid VDI strategy.
  • Unidesk (Discontinued)
This is not a real 1 vs 1 comparison. Both manage the user profile in a different way. Unidesk (Citrix app layering) is a great way to provide a golden image with extra applications and store personal settings. You still need tools like Group Policies (preferences) to control the user profile settings while Dynamic Enviroment Manager is more comming from these settings to complement the user profile.

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VMWare Dynamic environment manager is best suited in a situation where you have a dedicated admin to configure all the complex settings/scenario's for the user experience. Where you have a limited ammount of user profiles and the tooling is less favorable when you want your users to have alot of personal influence on the settings.