FREE: VirtuAll User Environment Manager (VUEM) – Centrally manage desktop settings

VirtuAll User Environment Manager is free user environment management tool designed for virtual desktops but it can also centrally manage settings of traditional desktops.

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Submitted by Pierre Marmignon – Website: VirtuAll Solutions

VirtuAll User Environment Manager (VUEM) allows you to eliminate login scripts and mange centrally manage user environments.

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You can manage the following desktop objects with VUEM:

  • Applications: Applications shortcut creation (Start Menu, Desktop, Quicklaunch, Pin To Taskbar, Pin To Start Menu) and eventually application AutoLaunch
  • Printers: Network printers mapping + default printer settings. Import from network print server possible.
  • Network Drives: Network drive mapping (with friendly name setting and external credentials option)
  • Virtual Drives: Virtual drive connection (equivalent to subst)
  • Registry Entry: Registry value creation and modification
  • Environment variable: Creation and modification
  • Ports: LPT / COM port mapping
  • Ini Files: Ini files entry population
  • External Tasks: Any external task (.exe, script) with run once, run hidden, wait or not until completion
  • Folders and Files: Folders / files copy (with wildcards)
  • User DSN: SQL User DSN Creation
  • File Associations: Creation and modification
  • Fast Logoff: disconnects the RDP / ICA session as soon as a logoff event is received
  • CPU Management: process priority change when CPU exceeds a defined threshold and back to normal after a specified time
  • Memory Management: force idle apps to lower memory consumption
  • Processes management: Processes blacklisting with end user message

All actions can be filtered on one or more conditions.

Condition types are:

  • Always True: For internal consistency
  • ComputerName: Test the computer name against a specific wildcard
  • ClientName (SBC): Test the client name against a specific wildcard
  • IP Address: Test the IP address against a specific wildcard
  • Client IP Address (SBC): Test the client IP address against a specific wildcard
  • Active Directory Site: Test the Active Directory Site Name
  • Scheduling: Test a specific (or several) day(s) of the week
  • Environment Variable:  Test  for a specific environment variable value
  • Registry Value: Test a specific registry value
  • WMI Query Result: Test if a specific custom WMI Query has a result
  • User Country: Test a specific user country two letters ISO code
  • User UI Language: Test a specific user UI language two letters ISO code
  • User SBC Resource Type: Test for a specific user if the used SBC resource is a desktop or a Published Application
  • OS Platform Type: Test against the bitness of the user’s operating system
  • Connection State: Test against agent’s connection state (online / offline)
  • XenApp Version: Test against XenApp version
  • Xenapp Farm Name: Test against Xenapp Farm Name
  • XenApp Zone Name: Test against Xenapp Zone Name
  • XenDesktop Farm Name: Test against XenDesktop Farm Name
  • XenDesktop Desktop Group: Test against XenDesktop Desktop Group Name
  • Provisioning Services Image Type: Test against provisioning services image type

Additional features:

  • Two Agents Kind (console / UI) and an agent service for system utilities and offline mode support (through SQL Compact localhost cache)
  • Agent service can launch the agent at logon (so that you don’t have to launch it through a script) but can also on reconnect
  • BackEnd Database is SQL. Tested on 2005 to 2008 R2 including Express releases
  • There are lots of options allowing to delete shortcuts at startup, clean the environment (delete everything on first run to ensure the tool is managing all items
  • Actions Modeling is available through admin console and rsop like utility for client side

VirtuAll User Environment Manager (VUEM)

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