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User Environment Manager logon/logoff processing order (2114080)

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This article provides information on order of operations for User Environment Manager (UEM). 
During logon, the specific features and functions provided by UEM are processed in a specific order.
This order has been chosen to allow features to work together. For instance, Environment Variables are created first, so you can use this newly set variable to create a Drive Mapping or Printer Mapping.


Individual items configured within each feature are processed in alphabetical order.
For example:
If you have configured three Drive Mappings with the following names, the alphabetical order in which they are processed are:
  • All users H: home drive mapping
  • Financial department F: drive mapping
  • Sales team S: drive mapping

List of all the specific features UEM processes

Processing order at logon (import)

  • Horizon Smart Policies
  • Folder Redirection
  • Application Blocking
  • Privilege Elevation
  • Logon Tasks (marked as Before profile archive import)
  • Environment Variables
  • Drive Mappings
  • Printer Mappings
  • Files and Folders/Registry Settings (marked as Before profile archive import)
  • Hide Drives
  • Policy Settings
  • ADMX-based Settings
  • Application Migration
  • Triggered Tasks
  • Processing .INI files (that is, profile archive import, setting up the DirectFlex cache)
  • Shortcuts
  • File Type Associations
  • Files and Folders/Registry Settings (marked as After profile archive import) (Default setting)
  • Display Language
  • Logon Tasks (marked as After profile archive import) (Default setting)
  • Kick off async creation of shortcuts, drive mappings, and printer mappings

Processing order at logoff (export)

  • Logoff Tasks (marked as Before profile archive export)
  • Processing .INI files (i.e. profile archive export)
  • Logoff Tasks (marked as After profile archive export) (Default setting)
  • UEM Undo actions

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