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Pro Profile basics files store user and application data and settings, e.g. : Outlook signaturePersonalized menusWindows Explorer viewsSome settings can be stored in folders that can be controlled by folder redirection User experience varies as access method changes Terminal Services profiles do not apply to desktopsProfile settings may not reconcile as intended across desktops (offline applications) and T erm inal S ervices (server-hosted applications) Profile settings may not reconcile across platforms (XP, Vista, Win7, 2003, 2008)
Con Profile management solidates user profile settings to increase reliability and consistency Service runs on each device Licensed for use wherever XenApp managed apps are accessedControlled via GPO, managed by Group Policy Management ConsoleCan be configured locally via INI files For XenApp Enterprise and Platinum EditionNOTE: Does not support migration from mandatory profiles
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As apps are used and Profiles without Profile management settings changed, the profile grows in size. Each platform may store User Device the same setting differently making profile grow larger. Roaming Profile Storage Settings are overwritten by last session closed (last write wins) or ignored (e.g. Vista vs. XP wallpaper) 1. User logs on from Windows XP and receives roaming profile. 3. User logs into Windows 2. User logs on from VDI- Server 2003 session based Vista desktop and receives TS profile. and receives roaming profile. 6. User changes desktop 4. User logs into Windows setting then logs off of Server 2008 session virtual desktop. Last and receives TS profile. change written to profile. 5. User logs into Windows 7. User logs off of VM 7 VM-hosted apps Hosted app session and session and receives writes old profile back. roaming prof ile.
As apps are used and Profiles with Profile management settings changed, the profile grows but in a controlled fashion. Cross-platform settings User Device maintained more efficiently and without conflict. Roaming Profile Storage Write back of profile preserves user settings. 1. User logs onto system. 2. User changes desktop setting then logs off of virtual desktop. Last change written to profile. 3. User logs off of VM Hosted app session and old profile not written back..
Pro Optimized user profile management f Reduce profile load time up to 80% ile loading post-poned until logon process is com pleted User profile can be set to: L oad settings on-demandP re-cache files of specific sizes (dow nload in background) Cache entire profile after logon (dow nload in background) Modified settings updated to profile intermittently without requiring logoff
Profile loading with and without streaming Without profile stre L a og mi o n n g Profile GPO processing Scripts, etc. Desktop 1. System treats profile as 3. Other profile components immediately loaded and loaded on-demand continues logon process With profile stre L a og mi o n n g GPO processing Scripts, etc. Desktop 2. If desired, large profile components pre-cached in background
Profile management deployment considerations Core Settings Other Settings Proof of Concepts • Profile management • Migrating existing profiles • Profile mgmt perfect where supersedes all profile • Be sure about whether Mandatory or Roaming settings for container OU local and roaming profiles cannot be used profile migration is (See CTX119036) • Enable profile management desired • Disabled by default • Import ADM as local GPO for • Local profile conflict single machine PoC’s • Processed groups handling • Incorporates all unless • Deleted local profile • Be careful when deleting specific groups cannot be recovered local profiles designated • Registry, file and directory • INI file • Path to user store exclusion list • Installed on each computer • Set user home directory • Eliminating • If not using, rename or configure file share unnecessary data path produces smaller • Ensure user has access profile rights