provisioning software such as Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix XenServer,
or VMware ESX you can build images that have Profile management pre-installed.
When doing so, you will likely capture some Group Policy settings in the
registry while you set up the image (for example, while it is in Private Image
mode with Provisioning Services). The settings will still be present when you
deploy the image (for example, when you switch back to Standard Image mode with
Provisioning Services). Ideally, you should choose defaults that suit the state
of the virtual machine when it starts running and your users requirements when
they log on. At a minimum, you should ensure you have suitable defaults for
those policies described in
Persistent? Provisioned? Dedicated? Shared?
The defaults are
gpupdate is not run before the Citrix Profile
Management Service starts, so it is best to make sure they are sensible
defaults for the majority of cases. Use this procedure to preconfigure these
and other settings you want to preserve in the image.
Note: If you use
Provisioning Services, Citrix recommends that you preconfigure images with the
Profile management .ini file first and that you transfer the settings to the
.adm or .admx file only once your testing proves successful.