Cross-platform policy settings

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

Cross-platform settings user groups

This setting specifies the Windows user groups whose profiles are processed when the cross-platform settings feature is enabled.

By default, this setting is disabled and all user groups specified in the Processed Group policy setting are processed.

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, all user groups are processed.

Enable cross-platform settings

This setting enables or disables the cross-platforms settings feature, that allows you to migrate users’ profiles and roam them when a user connects to the same application running on multiple operating systems.

By default the cross-platform settings feature is disabled.

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, no cross-platform settings are applied.

Path to cross-platform definitions

This setting specifies the network location, as a UNC path, of the definition files copied from the download package.

Note: Users must have read access, and administrators write access, to this location and it must be either a Server Message Block (SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) file share.

By default, no path is specified.

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, no cross-platform settings are applied.

Path to cross-platform settings store

This setting specifies the path to the cross-settings store, the folder in which users’ cross-platform settings are saved. This path can be either a UNC path or a path relative to the home directory.

Note: Users must have write access to the cross-settings store.

By default, this setting is disabled and the path Windows\PM_CP is used.

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 default value is used.

Source for creating cross-platform settings

This setting specifies a platform as the base platform if this setting is enabled for that platform’s OU. Data from the base platform’s profiles is migrated to the cross-platform settings store.

Each platform’s own set of profiles are stored in a separate OU. This means you must decide which platform’s profile data to use to seed the cross-platform settings store. This is referred to as the base platform.

When enabled, Profile Management migrates the data from the single-platform profile to the store if the cross-platform settings store contains a definition file with no data, or if the cached data in a single-platform profile is newer than the definition’s data in the store.

Important: If this setting 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 setting is disabled and Profile Management does not migrate the data from the single-platform profile to the store.