VMware User Environment manager – NoAD Mode Install

I’m a fan of NoAD mode, it’s easy to configure and i don’t have to depend on any AD configurations. Just a short write up on steps, as i couldn’t find the specific steps which we need to ensure for NoAD mode to work.

UEM Server

  • Ensure you have the shares created for UEM config & Profile share. I prefer to use admin($) shares, so that it’s hidden for the users unless they know the exact path.
    • Config Share
      • Share Permission
        • Administrators – Full Control
        • User group – Read
      • Security Permissions (I like to disable inheritance and apply what’s just required)
        • Administrators – Full control
        • User group – Read
    • Profile Share
      • Share Permission
        • Administrators – Full Control
        • User group – Modify
      • Security Permissions (I like to disable inheritance and apply what’s just required)
        • Administrators – Full Control (This folder Only)
        • User group – Read & Create folders (This folder only)
        • Creator Owner – Full control (Subfolder & files)
  • Install UEM management console using the standard install in the UEM/File server
  • Open the Management console and point to config share (\\fs01\config$\)
  • This should create the folder structure in the config share, next step is the important one in the NoAD mode
  • Create a folder named “NoAD” in the following path \\fs01\config$\general\FlexRepository\
  • Copy NoAD.xml file to the above folder and you can configure it as you need. I generally use the below settings, you can change it as needed & if you need to use any advanced setting use the link here

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>

<userEnvironmentSettings>
    <setting type=”noAD”
        ProfileArchivePath=”\\fs01\UEMProfile$\%username%\Archives”
        LogFileName=”\\fs01\UEMProfile$\%username%\Logs\FlexEngine.log”
        BackupPath=”\\fs01\UEMProfile$\%username%\Backups”
        BackupDaily=”1″
        LogLevel=”1″
        ConfigPathMissingAction=”0″
        ArchivePathMissingAction=”1″
        AppBlockingEventLog=”1″
        EventLog=”1″
        EventLogAsync=”1″
        EventLogDirectFlexRefresh=”1″
        EventLogUEMRefresh=”1″
        DirectFlexNotification=”1″
        SelfSupportDisallowed=”1″
    />
</userEnvironmentSettings>

 

UEM Client

  • Install UEM agent in command line as you need to point to the config directory
  • Open command prompt (Run as Administrator)

msiexec /i “VMware User Environment Manager 9.3 x64.msi” LICENSEFILE=”VMware-UEM-9.3.0-GA.lic” /l* c:\work\Installuem.log NOADCONFIGFILEPATH=\\fs01\config$\general

  • You can add /qn for quite and no retstart
  • You don’t need the license file if you’re installing it in a VM which has Horizon Agent installed in it.

Hope this helps!