Product Documentation

Profile management and XenApp

Dec 07, 2016

Use of this version of Profile management on XenApp servers is subject to the Profile management end-user license agreement (EULA). You can also install Profile management on local desktops, allowing users to share their local profile with published resources.

Note: Profile management automatically configures itself in XenDesktop but not XenApp environments. You must use Group Policy or the .ini file to adjust Profile management settings for your XenApp deployment.

Profile management works in XenApp environments that employ Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services). In these environments, you must set up an OU for each supported operating system. For more information, see your Microsoft documentation.

In farms that contain different versions of XenApp or that run different operating systems, Citrix recommends using a separate OU for each server that runs each version or operating system.

Important: Including and excluding folders that are shared by multiple users (for example, folders containing shared application data published with XenApp) is not supported.

Streamed applications

Profile management can be used in environments where applications are streamed to either user devices directly or streamed to XenApp servers and, from there, published to users.

Client-side application virtualization technology in XenApp is based on application streaming which automatically isolates the application. The application streaming feature enables applications to be delivered to XenApp servers and client devices, and run in a protected virtual environment. There are many reasons to isolate the applications that are being streamed to users, such as the ability to control how applications interact on the user device to prevent application conflicts. For example, isolation of user settings is required if different versions of the same application are present; Microsoft Office 2003 may be installed locally and Office 2007 may be streamed to users' devices. Failure to isolate user settings creates conflicts, and might severely affect the functionality of both applications (local and streamed).

For requirements relating to the use of Profile management with streamed applications, see System requirements.