As part of our ongoing deep dive series on MDOP 2013 R2, we are delving into the subtleties of scheduled tasks in Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) 2.0. These updates were driven in part by feature enhancement requested by our customers and will help administrators fine-tune their end users’ UE-V experience.
As a recap, the UE-V allows you to synchronize your application and Windows settings across all your domain-joined devices. UE-V synchronizes users’ application and Windows settings using a simple shared folder. UE-V refers to this location as the settings storage location. The UE-V Agent, installed on users’ computers or VDI instance, manages that synchronization. For more details on UE-V 2.0 see the UE-V 2.0 Admin Guide.
The frequency of settings synchronization and other UE-V tasks is controlled by scheduled tasks. A brief description of these scheduled tasks can be found at Changing the Frequency of UE-V 2.0 Scheduled Tasks.
The following chart provides additional information about scheduled tasks for UE-V 2.0:
Task Name (file name)
Monitor Application Settings (UevAppMonitor.exe)
Starts 30 seconds after logon and continues until logoff.
Synchronizes settings for Windows 8 (AppX) apps.
Sync Controller Application (Microsoft.Uev.SyncController.exe)
At logon and every 30 min thereafter.
Only if Network is connected
Starts the Sync Controller which synchronizes local settings with the settings storage location.
Synchronize Settings at Logoff (Microsoft.Uev.SyncController.exe)
Runs at logon and then waits for Logoff to Synchronize settings.
Start an application at logon that controls the synchronization of applications at logoff.
Template Auto Update (ApplySettingsCatalog.exe)
Runs at initial logon and at 3:30 AM every day thereafter.
Checks the settings template catalog for new, updated, or removed templates. This task only runs if SettingsTemplateCatalog is configured.
Collect CEIP data (UevSqmSession.exe)
At logon launches service
If the user or administrator opts in to the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), this task collects data that helps improve UE-V future releases.
Upload CEIP Data (UevSqmUploader.exe)
Runs at logon and at 4:00 AM every day thereafter.
If the user or administrator opts in to the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), this task uploads the data to the CEIP servers.
Where can I find the UE-V scheduled tasks?
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This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing in the coming weeks on MDOP 2013 R2 – Ben
Ronald DockerySenior Product Marketing Manager Windows Commercial