Profile Management

What’s new

What’s new in 2103

This release includes the following new features and enhancements. It also addresses several issues that help to improve overall performance and stability.

Local caching for Citrix Profile Management profile containers

This release adds local caching support for Citrix Profile Management profile containers through the Enable local caching for profile containers policy. With the policy set to Enabled, each local profile serves as a local cache of its Citrix Profile Management profile container. If profile streaming is in use, locally cached files are created on demand. Otherwise, they are created during user logons. To use the local caching feature, put an entire user profile in its Citrix Profile Management profile container. For more information, see Citrix Profile Management profile container

Multi-session write-back support for Citrix Profile Management profile containers

Previously, changes in sessions were written back only to FSLogix Profile Container with the relevant policy enabled. Starting with this release, we rename the Enable multi-session write-back for FSLogix Profile Container policy to Enable multi-session write-back for profile containers to accommodate multi-session write-back support for Citrix Profile Management profile containers. For more information, see Enable multi-session write-back for profile containers.

Profile streaming for folders

With the Enable profile streaming for folders policy set to Enabled, folders are fetched only when they are being accessed. This approach eliminates the need to traverse all folders during user logons. To use this feature, you must also enable the Profile streaming policy. For more information, see Profile Management best practices and Stream user profiles.

Improved experience with the Start menu

We have improved the experience with the Start menu on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 through automatic configuration of the relevant policies as follows:

  • We are adding Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches to Folders to Mirror.
  • We are ensuring that Appdata\Local\Packages is added to Exclusion list – directories.
  • We are ensuring that Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.Dat* is added to Exclusion list – files.

To disable automatic configuration, use the Disable automatic configuration policy. For more information, see Start menu roaming.

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