Home Desktop VDI User Profile Management

VDI User Profile Management


In a “traditional” (as if that word can really be applied to a new technology use-case like this) VDI deployments, we’d use roaming profiles to have users’ settings follow them from hosted desktop to hosted desktop.  In this article using the Flex Profile Kit (FPK) in a VDI deployment, I described an implementation in which roaming profiles couldn’t be used, and so we had to resort to the use of the FPK (which, incidentally, works well).  There is, however, one problem: leftover profiles.


Usually, the FPK is used in conjunction with a mandatory profile and folder redirection, so there isn’t any “stuff” leftover when a user logs in to a desktop.  The FPK pulls down the customized portions of the user’s settings, applies them to a mandatory profile, and off we go.  This is an advantage over roaming profiles, where a local copy of the profile remains even after the user logs off.  (Note that there are Group Policy settings to help control this behavior, if I recall correctly.)



To learn more please read the entire article at its source: User Profile Management in VDI Deployments
DABCC DABCC.com, the world leader in sharing the finest Virtualization & Cloud news and support resources. #Citrix, #VMware, #Microsoft, #Mobility and much more! Brought to you by @douglasabrown & team!

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:


White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]


      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors