Shared Devices - Create a Regedit for VMWare settings via PowerShell


Create and deploy a PowerShell script - Link


Create the PowerShell script

In notepad - create a PowerShell script as below - save as SharedDevices.PS1
New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Agent" -Force

Deploy the script via Intune -
Devices - Scripts

Add - Windows 10

Basics -
Name - Shared Devices - Regedit
Description - PowerShell script to edit the registry to enable shared devices for machine wide installs

Script Settings -
Script location - Browse and select the PowerShell script
Run this script using the logged in credentials - No -
Run script in 64 bit PowerShell host - Yes -     (Running in 32 bit host will not update the Registry)

Assignments -
Select - Add groups

Select the groups this is to apply to.
As this edits the HKEY Local Machine registry keys - we only need to target device groups.
Click - Select

Next -

Review and Add


User experience -

Testing -
Logon as dem.shared
Register with Company Portal -
Reboot -

Registry key will be created as below



About the author -

Terry Munro is an IT specialist based in Brisbane, Australia.
He draws upon over 20 years experience designing and delivering technical solutions to a variety of enterprise clients in the private, Government and Education sectors, to revolutionise client businesses through collaboration and getting the most value from a variety of cloud solutions.
He is passionate about learning new technologies and is a firm believer in sharing knowledge to provide a better experience for all.
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