UEV – UEV Template to ADMX/ADML

UEV – UEV Template to ADMX/ADML

Hi All,

recently i was at a customer site implementing UEV. For those that don’t know what UEV is, it is the Microsoft User Experience Virtualization. It basically monitor windows and application and save data to a shared folder. the data that it saves are basically registry and files.

You may think why people use it (or similar tool). it is easy, once you have your “personalization”, you can move machines and get the same experience on the next machine without need to customize it again.

Microsoft gives few templates out of the box, but you need to create (or download from other sources, such as Technet Gallery).

However, when you need to administer the utilization of these templates centrally, there is no easy way. Phil Schwan created a post that shows you how to change an ADMX/ADML of the existing UE-V Template for a simple application. But what happen, if you want to create this for all templates you’ve created/downloaded from the internet?!?!?

Well…thinking about this (and trying to save my customer time), i’ve created a powershell script that does this. It will search for a template folder for all XML files and create 2 files. 1 ADMX and 1 ADML that should be copied to the PolicyDefinitions and PolicyDefinitions\en-us folders

once the files are there, you’ll see a new Folder when editing the GPO

and under the application folder, you’ll see also the list of applications you can administer

Note: This only works for Windows Desktop applications. I’ll be updating this update (when i have time) to allow managing Windows 8/8.1 applications.

Anyway, download the script eere


Raphael is a 9 times Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, in which 13 years have been dedicated to System Center and Automation. His extended experience has been developed through several IT roles, from first-line support to principal consultant, towards a wide range of clients and sectors. One of the four MVPs in Enterprise Client Management in the UK, Raphael holds more than 30 Microsoft certifications and is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Since 2008, Raphael has been providing Microsoft trainings from basic to advanced levels in several categories. Throughout his career, Raphael has joined as speaker in well-known events such as TechEd and Gartner Security Risk Management. He also organised community events and lectured around the world, sharing best practices and knowledge within the industry. Bilingual in English and Portuguese, Raphael has authored diverse articles published in Microsoft's TechEd, served as the editor-in-chief of a magazine focused on System Center in Brazil and wrote two books: "Understanding System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: The walkthrough book" and "System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager: Automation from Zero to Hero".

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