Profile management ensures that the user’s personal settings are applied to the user’s virtual desktop and applications, regardless of the location and end point device with best reliability and performance.
Profile management is enabled through a profile optimization service that provides an easy, reliable way for managing these settings in Windows environments to ensure a consistent experience by maintaining a single profile that follows the user. It auto-consolidates and optimizes user profiles to minimize management and storage requirements and requires minimal administration, support and infrastructure, while providing users with improved logon and logout.
Profile management is available as a feature of XenApp Enterprise and Platinum editions and XenDesktop VDI, Enterprise and Platinum editions.
This version includes issues fixed since Version 4.0 was released. For the list of fixed issues, see CTX124164. In addition, this version includes the following new key features:
- Support for personal vDisk – This XenDesktop feature is a personalization solution for pooled-static virtual desktops. If the feature is enabled, XenDesktop adjusts the Profile management configuration so that profile data is written to and read from the personal vDisk.
- Group Policy enhancement – Profile management comes with an .admx file that contains all of the same settings as the .adm file, which is still supplied. For more information on .admx files, see your Group Policy documentation.
- Simplified default inclusions and exclusions – The list of registry entries, files, and folders that are included in and excluded from Profile management processing has been revised to support some newer, commonly used applications.