Note the following important information for this feature:
- Cross-platform settings in Profile management work with a set of
supported operating systems (OSs) and applications. Only configure this feature
in a production environment if your organization uses one or more of these.
Office settings do not roam between versions of that application. For more
Operating systems and applications supported By cross-platform settings.
feature is suitable for registry and application settings, but not for files or
folders, or objects typically used with folder redirection (for example,
browser favorites, and desktop and Start menu settings).
- If you use
this feature to migrate user profiles between systems with different profile
versions, disable it after the migration has been completed for all users.
There is some performance impact, primarily to logoffs, when using this feature
so it is best to leave it disabled unless you support roaming between profile
contains an example of the steps you can take to configure cross-platform
settings. For a more detailed case study, see
Cross-platform settings - Case study.
Tip: Citrix recommends restricting this feature to a small, test set
of users before putting it into production. Use the
Cross-platform settings user groups option to
achieve this. If this setting is configured, the cross-platform settings
feature of Profile management processes only members of these user groups. If
this setting is disabled, the feature processes all of the users specified by
Processed groups setting. If
Cross-platform settings user groups is not
configured in Group Policy or the .ini file, all user groups are processed.
to cross-platform definitions is not configured here, the value
from the .ini file is used. If this setting is not configured here or in the
.ini file, no cross-platform settings are applied.
to cross-platform settings store is disabled, the default path
Windows\PM_CP is used. If this setting is not configured here, the value from
the .ini file is used. If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini
file, the default path is used.
cross-platform settings is not configured here, the value from the
.ini file is used. If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file,
no cross-platform settings are applied.
Roaming Microsoft Office settings between Windows Server 2008 and Windows
describes the major steps involved in allowing users' application settings to
roam between two operating systems that create Version 2 profiles.
Microsoft Office 2010 is the example application, and roaming takes places
between Citrix XenApp 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. Both OSs are 64-bit.
- Users are
accustomed to accessing Office 2010 and Internet Explorer 9 as published
applications on XenApp servers, and change several settings in these
applications (for example, they modify their email signature in Office and
choose a new home page in Internet Explorer).
- At a future
date, virtual desktops (created with Citrix XenDesktop) are created but not yet
released to users. The desktops run Windows 7 and are preconfigured with Office
2010 and Internet Explorer 9.
- The users
will expect their settings to be the same on their new desktops. To achieve
this, you configure the cross-platform settings feature according to the
procedure in this topic. This includes enabling
Source for creating cross-platform settings in the
OU for Windows Server 2008.
- When users
next run the published versions of the applications (not the new, virtual
desktops), their settings are copied to the cross-platform settings store.
- The new
desktops are then released to users. When they log on and run the local
versions of Office and Internet Explorer, the settings from the
earlier Windows Server 2008 sessions are used; users' modified email signatures
and home pages are available on their Windows 7 machines.
- Users browse
in Internet Explorer from their virtual desktop, and decide to change their
home page again.
- Users log off
and leave work. They don't have access to their virtual desktop at home, but
they can run the published version of Internet Explorer 9 remotely. They find
their most recent home page, created on Windows 7 in the previous step, has