Create a custom writeable volume for specifically the Outlook OST and Search Indexes

In my previous post I covered how VMware UEM can redirect the OST file and Search Indexes to a User Installed Application (UIA) writable volume. Because it's still a UIA writable volume, any user with administrative rights can (ab)use these rights and install any application onto his/her own writable volume or the writable volume of another user for when they for example try to solve an incident in a quick and dirty way. In my case I've seen this (ab)use of the administrative rights a bit too much, so I came up with…continue reading →

App Volumes and OST files

With the release of App Volumes 2.14 VMware now supports Cached Exchange Mode and Windows Search Indexing on writable volumes. This means that when you use a User Installed Applications (UIA) only writable volume, the Microsoft Outlook and Windows Search indexes are now saved along with the Outlook OST file to the user's Writable Volume if you have this configured in your User Environment Manager Console. When you use a writable volume with User Installed Applications (UIA) plus User Profile, no UEM configuration is needed because it saves the complete user profile on the writeable…continue reading →