Profile Management

Decide on a configuration

To configure Profile Management, the recommended approach is to answer these basic questions about your environment:

  1. Pilot? Production?
  2. Migrate profiles? New profiles?
  3. Persistent? Provisioned? Dedicated? Shared?
  4. Mobile? Static?
  5. Which applications?

Depending on the answer to each question, you configure Profile Management differently as explained in the remaining topics in this section. You configure only the policies that fit the answers to these questions; you can leave other policies in their default setting. For a list of policies that you do not configure, see Manage.

After you have answered each question and configured Profile Management appropriately, you anticipate:


UPMConfigCheck is a PowerShell script that examines a live Profile Management deployment and determines whether it is optimally configured. For more information on this tool, see Knowledge Center article CTX132805.

Group computers into OUs

If your answers to the questions are the same for different sets of computers, consider grouping them into an Active Directory Organizational Unit (OU). And consider configuring Profile Management by using a single Group Policy Object (GPO) attached to that OU. If your answers to these questions are different, consider grouping the computers into separate OUs.

Alternatively, where a domain supports WMI filtering, you can group all computers into the same OU and use WMI filtering to select between appropriately configured GPOs.

Decide on a configuration