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Exclusions policy settings

The Exclusions section contains policy settings for configuring which files and directories in a users profile are excluded from the synchronization process.

Exclusion list - files

List of files that are ignored during synchronization. File names must be paths relative to the user profile (%USERPROFILE%). Wildcards are allowed and are applied recursively.

Examples:

  • Desktop\Desktop.ini ignores the file Desktop.ini in the Desktop folder
  • %USERPROFILE%*.tmp ignores all files with the extension .tmp in the entire profile
  • AppData\Roaming\MyApp*.tmp ignores all files with the extension .tmp in one part of the profile

If this policy is disabled, no files are excluded. If this policy is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used. If this policy is not configured here or in the .ini file, no files are excluded.

Enable Default Exclusion List - directories

Default list of directories ignored during synchronization. Use this policy to specify GPO exclusion directories without having to fill them in manually.

If you disable this policy, Profile Management does not exclude any directories by default. If you do not configure this policy here, Profile Management uses the value from the .ini file. If you do not configure this policy here or in the .ini file, Profile Management does not exclude any directories by default.

Exclusion list - directories

List of folders that are ignored during synchronization. Folder names must be specified as paths relative to the user profile (%USERPROFILE%).

Example:

  • Desktop ignores the Desktop folder in the user profile

If this policy is disabled, no folders are excluded. If this policy is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used. If this policy is not configured here or in the .ini file, no folders are excluded.

Logon Exclusion Check

This setting configures what Profile Management does if a profile in the user store contains excluded files or folders.

If this setting is disabled or set to the default value of “Synchronize excluded files or folders on logon,” Profile Management synchronizes these excluded files or folders from the user store to local profile when a user logs on.

If this setting is set to “Ignore excluded files or folders on logon,” Profile Management ignores the excluded files or folders in the user store when a user logs on.

If this setting is set to “Delete excluded files or folder on logon,” Profile Management deletes the excluded files or folders in the user store when a user logs on.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used.

If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, the excluded files or folders are synchronized from the user store to local profile when a user logs on.

To improve logon performance and to process large-size files, a symbolic link is created instead of copying files in this list.

You can use wildcards in policies that refer to files; for example, !ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Outlook*.OST.

To process the offline folder file (*.ost) of Microsoft Outlook, make sure that the Outlook folder is not excluded for Profile Management.

Note that those files cannot be accessed in multiple sessions simultaneously.