This topic helps you create the user store in a way that best suits your organization. In addition to reviewing the information here, be sure to configure the path to the user store as efficiently as possible (for example, by the sensible use of variables). For advice and examples on that subject, see To specify the path to the user store.
The user store is the central, network location for storing Citrix user profiles.
Any Server Message Block (SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) file share can be used for the user store, but best practice is to ensure that the share:
Recommendations on creating secure user stores are available in the article called Create a file share for roaming user profiles on the Microsoft TechNet Web site. These are minimum recommendations that ensure a high level of security for basic operation. Additionally, when configuring access to the user store include the Administrators group, which is required in order to modify or remove a Citrix user profile.
If your deployment includes multiple platforms, review the information on Version 1 and Version 2 profile types in Plan for multiple platforms The structure of the user store is described in Profile management architecture.