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About the Profile management .ini file

May 23, 2013

Default configuration

Profile management comes with a default configuration stored in an .ini file. This must be located in the installation folder so that the Profile Management Service can recognize it. The default configuration is suitable for most environments. It processes the profiles of all users in all groups.

If you have a non-English deployment of Profile management running on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, you must create an appropriate language version of the .ini file using UPMPolicyDefaults_all.ini. Rename a copy of this file to reflect your language (for example, UPMPolicyDefaults_all_es.ini for Spanish) and localize the folder names. Use these file names:

  • For French operating systems, UPMPolicyDefaults_all_fr.ini
  • For German operating systems, UPMPolicyDefaults_all_de.ini
  • For Spanish operating systems, UPMPolicyDefaults_all_es.ini
  • For Japanese operating systems, UPMPolicyDefaults_all_ja.ini
  • For Simplified Chinese operating systems, UPMPolicyDefaults_all_zh-CN.ini

Modify the .ini file

If you add entries to the .ini file, ensure the variables and values have the correct format.

Flags (on/off indicators) must be of this form:
<variable>=<value>
A value of 1 enables a setting and any other value or no value disables it. For example, the following entry enables the ServiceActive setting:
ServiceActive=1
Any of the following entries disable the setting:
ServiceActive=ON 
ServiceActive=OFF 
ServiceActive=TRUE 
ServiceActive=FALSE 
ServiceActive=
List entries must be of this form:
<value>=
Do not append 1 after the equals sign. For example, the following entry specifies Microsoft Office files to be synchronized:
[SyncFileList] 
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\*.OfficeUI

Changes to Group Policy settings take effect when a manual or automatic policy refresh occurs on the target computers. Changes to the .ini file take effect when you issue the command gpupdate /force, which is recommended, or when you restart the Profile Management Service on the target computers.