Profile Management

Decide on a configuration

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

  1. Pilot or production
  2. Migrate or create profiles
  3. Persistent or provisioned and dedicated or shared
  4. Mobile or static
  5. Which applications are in use

Based on your answers, configure Profile Management for your deployment. You can leave all other policies as default.

Next steps


Refer to the following tips when checking and deploying Profile Management settings.

Check settings using the UPMConfigCheck tool

UPMConfigCheck is a PowerShell script that examines a live Profile Management deployment and determines whether it’s optimally configured. For more information, 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). Also, 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