Profile Management

Default inclusions and exclusions


Default inclusions and exclusions apply only to the file-based profile solution.

This topic describes the default items that Profile Management includes in and excludes from its processing. Depending on the applications in your deployment, extra (non-default) items might be required. To help you determine which extra items you include or exclude, see Which applications are in use

Important: If you use Group Policy rather than the .ini file (or you are rolling out a Group Policy deployment after a successful test with the .ini file), unlike the installed .ini file, no items are included or excluded by default in the .adm or .admx file. You must add the default items manually to the file. These items are shown in the tables in this topic. Note the following:

  • Use Profile Management policies to map setting names in the .ini file and the .adm or .admx file, and to understand how the Profile Management variables (for example, !ctx_internetcache!) expand
  • When pasting inclusions and exclusions from the .ini file, remove the trailing = (equals sign) from each item
  • Do not add an initial backslash to inclusions and exclusions

Registry inclusion list

Default Value

Registry exclusion list

Default Value

Note: If you are using Microsoft App-V, this exclusion is not correct and different exclusions are required as documented at Profile Management and App-V.

Folder inclusion list

Default Value

All folders in the profile are included by default.

Folder exclusion list

Folders in this table are excluded from synchronization.

Default Value
!ctx_localappdata!\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache=
!ctx_localappdata!\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cached Theme Images=
!ctx_localappdata!\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\JumpListIcons=
!ctx_localappdata!\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsOld=
!ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client=
!ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Windows Live=
!ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts=
!ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts=
!ctx_localappdata!\Microsoft\Windows\CD Burning=
!ctx_localappdata!\Windows Live=

File inclusion list

Default Value

All files in the profile are included by default.

File exclusion list

Default Value

No files in the profile are excluded by default.

Default inclusions and exclusions