VMware UEM Quick Start Guide

In this quick walkthrough we're going to demo VMware UEM by completing the following steps:

Walkthrough Summary

  • We will add the Horizon RDS Desktop and "Paint.net" published application to our Workspace Portal
  • We will make a connection to the RDS Desktop and launch the UEM Console to show a managed application configuration for "Paint.net"
  • Show the application specific network drive and printer mappings associated with "Paint.net"
  • From the RDS Desktop launch the Paint.net application and demonstrate the drive and printer mappings in effect, then change some app settings before closing the app
  • Launch the "Paint.net" Horizon published application from Workspace and show the application specific settings we changed have been saved and persist across sessions

In order to perform the full end-to-end demo make sure you have the following:

  • A valid account in the VMware TestDrive environment, signup here if you don't
  • Network access from your device and TCP ports 80, 443 and 4172 & UDP 4172 enabled
  • An appropriate Horizon client installed on your device
  • An appropriate web browser (such as Google Chrome) installed on your device

Let's get started, open up your favorite web browser and get sign into the Horizon Workspace Portal

https://workspace.vmwdemo.com

Once you're logged in and at the Horizon Workspace Portal home screen, we need to add the RDS Desktop and the "Paint.net" application to our dashboard (If you've already got these, skip ahead to where we first launch the RDS Desktop session from Workspace) 

Hit the "App Catalog" icon and select your home region from the left, then for speed search for "RDS", you should see the RDS Desktop for your region, hit the "add" button

Search again for "Paint" and you should see the "Paint.net" published application icon, add that one too

You should now see the new icons on your Workspace

Now let's go ahead and launch the RDS Desktop session, once you get logged in launch the UEM console by double-clicking the "VMware UEM Management Console" icon

Once the console has launched, click "Applications" then in the "PaintDotNet" application check out the configuration tabs, make sure to check the "User Environment" section which shows that we have a network drive and printer mapping in the UEM app config

Close down the UEM console, before we launch the app let's fire up a Windows Explorer window and our printers control panel so we can see the drive and printer mappings appear when we launch the "Paint.net" app

We want to specifically call out the "Network Locations" and "Printers" areas, as these will change once we launch the app

Hit the start button and search for the "Paint.net" app (or use the desktop shortcut) to launch the app

Once the app is launched, hit the "Minimize" button so we can look at the drive mappings and printers

Here we can see our drive and printer mapping configurations have come through as expected

So let's switch back to the "Paint.net" app and make some changes to the window and tool palette layouts, a quick way of doing this is by toggling the palette buttons in the top-right hand corner of the app window

Turn some of the toolbox items on or off as desired

Now close the "Paint.net" application BUT leave your RDS Desktop session running, we'll be coming back to that in a minute

So let's go back to our Workspace Portal dashboard and now we can launch the "Paint.net" published application

Once the application launches you'll notice that you now get the same window layout you configured in the RDS desktop session, that's because UEM has saved and persisted your app configuration settings

Now let's make some more changes to the application, like adding some tools back into our layout

Close out of the published application and go back to your (hopefully!) still running RDS Desktop session, and launch "Paint.net" one last time

You can see that all your changes have persisted from the published app session, and UEM is managing the per user application configuration settings.

That is the last step in this super simple UEM demo!

That's a logical place to stop, let's have a quick recap of what happened!

Walkthrough Summary

  • We will add the Horizon RDS Desktop and "Paint.net" published application to our Workspace Portal
  • We will make a connection to the RDS Desktop and launch the UEM Console to show a managed application configuration for "Paint.net"
  • Show the application specific network drive and printer mappings associated with "Paint.net"
  • From the RDS Desktop launch the Paint.net application and demonstrate the drive and printer mappings in effect, then change some app settings before closing the app
  • Launch the "Paint.net" Horizon published application from Workspace and show the application specific settings we changed have been saved and persist across sessions

Check out the   TestDrive Support KB for further walkthroughs, FAQs and information regarding the VMware Global Demo Environment.

For support or to report issues with any of the demo systems please send an email.