Specifies the path to any profile you want to use as a template. This is the full path to the folder containing the NTUSER.DAT registry file and any other folders and files required for the template profile.
Important: Ensure that you do not include NTUSER.DAT in the path. For example, with the file \\myservername\myprofiles\template\ntuser.dat, set the location as \\myservername\myprofiles\template.
Use absolute paths, which can be UNC ones or paths on the local machine. You can use the latter, for example, to specify a template profile permanently on a Citrix Provisioning Services image). Relative paths are not supported.
Note that this policy does not support expansion of Active Directory attributes, system environment variables, or the %USERNAME% and %USERDOMAIN% variables.
If this policy is disabled, templates are not used. If this policy is enabled, Profile management uses the template instead of the local default profile when creating new user profiles. If a user has no Citrix user profile, but a local or roaming Windows user profile exists, by default the local profile is used (and migrated to the user store, if this is not disabled). This can be changed by enabling the checkbox Template profile overrides local profile or Template profile overrides roaming profile. Additionally, identifying the template as a Citrix mandatory profile means that, like Windows mandatory profiles, changes are not saved.
If this policy is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used. If this policy is not configured here or in the .ini file, no template is used.