Cross-platform policy settings

The Cross-Platform section contains policy settings relating to configuring the Profile Management cross-platform settings feature.

Enable cross-platform settings

By default, to facilitate deployment, cross-platform settings are disabled. Turn on processing by enabling this policy but only after thorough planning and testing of this feature.

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 cross-platform settings are applied.

Cross-platform settings user groups

Enter one or more Windows user groups. For example, you might use this policy to process only the profiles from a test user group. If this policy is configured, the cross-platform settings feature of Profile Management processes only members of these user groups. If this policy is disabled, the feature processes all of the users specified by the Processed groups policy.

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, all user groups are processed.

Path to cross-platform definitions

Identifies the network location of the definition files that you copied from the download package. This path must be a UNC path. Users must have read access to this location, and administrators must have write access to it. The location must be a Server Message Block (SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) file share.

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 cross-platform settings are applied.

Path to cross-platform settings store

Sets the path to the cross-platform settings store, the folder in which users’ cross-platform settings are saved. Users must have write access to this area. The path can be an absolute UNC path or a path relative to the home directory.

This area is the common area of the user store where profile data shared by multiple platforms is located. Users must have write access to this area. The path can be an absolute UNC path or a path relative to the home directory. You can use the same variables as for Path to user store.

If this policy is disabled, the path Windows\PM_CP is used. 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, the default value is used.

Source for creating cross-platform settings

Specifies a platform as the base platform if this policy is enabled in that platform’s OU. This policy migrates data from the base platform’s profiles to the cross-platform settings store.

Each platform’s own set of profiles are stored in a separate OU. You must decide which platform’s profile data to use to seed the cross-platform settings store. It is referred to as the base platform. If the cross-platform settings store contains a definition file with no data, or the cached data in a single-platform profile is newer than the definition’s data in the store, Profile Management migrates the data from the single-platform profile to the store unless you disable this policy.

Important:

If this policy is enabled in multiple OUs, or multiple user or machine objects, the platform that the first user logs on to becomes the base profile. By default this policy is Enabled.