All of the guides list vmware-umds -E as one of the final steps. Is it necessary? Can I just place the IIS virtual directory on C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data and call it a day? It seems to be working but I haven't actually patched anything with it yet.
The export step seems superfluous as it just makes a copy of everything UMDS has downloaded. Or does it? Does it compile metadata into an XML or something?