describes the applications and operating systems (OSs) supported by the
cross-platform settings feature in this release of Profile management.
contain common personalizations for selected Windows applications. Each file
and the definitions within it allow users to connect to the same application on
multiple OSs, presenting essentially identical profiles on each platform. For
example, users might access two instances of Microsoft Office: one that is
installed on a Windows 7 virtual desktop and the other that is published with
Citrix XenApp on Windows Server 2003; whichever instance is accessed, users'
experience of Office is consistent.
definition files are a key aspect of the cross-platform settings feature. There
is a definition file for each supported application. Definition files are in an
Without a thorough analysis of an application's behavior across
all OSs and a full understanding of this feature's operation, editing of
definition files can result in unexpected changes to users' profiles that can
be difficult to troubleshoot. For this reason, Citrix does not support the
editing of the supplied definition files or the creation of new ones. In
addition, note that some application settings cannot be duplicated across OSs
due to the nature of Windows user profiles.
In addition note
that, although this feature is suitable for registry and application settings,
it is not suitable for files or folders, or objects typically used with folder
redirection (for example, browser favorites, and desktop and Start menu
You can roam
profiles between any of the supported client OSs, and between any of the
supported server OSs.
The following are
supported (x86 and x64 versions as applicable):
- Client OSs. Windows XP,
Windows 7, and Windows Vista.
- Server OSs. Windows
Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Citrix products are supported by the cross-platform settings feature:
- XenApp 5
Feature Pack for Windows Server 2003 or later
- XenDesktop 4 or
definition files are available in this release. The XML file name indicates the
supported application and versions.
- Internet Explorer 7
Plus.xml. This file supports the roaming of Versions 7, 8, and 9 of
Internet Explorer (except favorites) across platforms. The roaming of favorites
and feeds is not supported.
- Office 2007.xml.
- Office 2010.xml.
- Wallpaper.xml. This
file supports the roaming of desktop wallpaper across platforms. The roaming of
themes across platforms is not supported.
Important: Use the definition files for each application only in the above
supported scenarios. For example, Internet Explorer 7 Plus.xml roams settings
between multiple versions of that browser, but you cannot use Office 2007.xml
or Office 2010.xml to roam settings between versions of Office.