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