If you have different users with roaming profiles on different file servers, you must use Active Directory user attributes and DFS namespaces to locate the user’s file server.
Here is an overview of the configuration: This procedure could also be used to create a file share for redirected profile folders. Profile Management 5.0 and newer has a mandatory profile feature. Also see James Rankin How to create mandatory profiles in Windows 10 Creators Update (1703).
Microsoft had this functionality nailed-down in Windows 7, allowing you to control it via GPO on a per-user basis and roam it from session to session, but Windows 8.x and Windows 10 took it away and replaced it with a horrid mish-mash of device settings and forced resets.
I’ve tried a couple of times to sort this out, but it never worked satisfactorily, especially with regard to browsers.
This limitation complicates multi-datacenter designs. For active/active datacenters, split the users such that different users have different home datacenters.
Whenever a particular user connects, that user always connects to the same datacenter and in that datacenter is a file server containing the user’s roaming profile.
💡 = Recently Updated Version 7.15 of Citrix Profile Management can be downloaded from Xen App/Xen Desktop 7.15.
To find it, click Components that are on the product ISO but also packaged separately. There are three methods of configuring Citrix Profile Management: This page will detail the GPO ADMX method of configuring Citrix Profile Management. Citrix Studio Policies and Microsoft GPOs override the file.
Citrix UPM can manage this, to a degree, but it bloats the profile horribly and also chokes on browser FTAs, for some reason.Let’s first copy the OEMDefault file somewhere in case you break it Log on as a test user, and make your default associations.I’ve set Chrome as the default for “everything” using the applet in Control Panel…If you intend to place Citrix Profile Management roaming profiles in the user’s home directory, then there is no need to follow the procedure in this section. The UPMPolicy file includes a default list of exclusions. Citrix Blog Post – UPM Troubleshooter: UPM Troubleshooter is a Windows-based standalone application that examines the live User Profile Management-enabled system in a single click, gives Profile Management Configurations, information on the Citrix products installed, facility to collect and send the logs along with system utilities dashboard to analyze the issue in an effective, simplified, quick and easier manner. UPMConfig Check is a Power Shell script that examines a live Profile management system and determines whether it is optimally configured.Only use this section if you are creating a new file share for storage of the Citrix roaming profiles. If you intend to add to the default list, you must first copy the exclusions from the file to the GPO. Note: this file was updated for Profile Management 5.4 and Windows 10 so if you are upgrading make sure you copy the new exclusions to the GPO. UPMConfig Check is designed to verify that Profile management has been configured optimally for the environment in which it is being run, taking into account: Sacha Thomet at Monitor you Profile directories has a script that displays the size of profiles in a profile share.
So make it editable, either through a script, or (like we did), just editing the permissions in the base image to give users settings using the dism command and export them out to an XML file in his home drive.