Profile Management

Replicate user stores

With the Replicate user stores policy, you can replicate the user store to multiple paths on each user logon and logoff. Doing so provides profile redundancy and guarantees a high level of availability for user profiles.

  • During user logon, Profile Management operates as follows:

    1. Attempts to connect to the primary user store (specified in path to user store) to fetch the user profile to the local computer.
    2. If the primary store is unavailable, Profile Management sequentially attempts to connect to a replicated user store (specified in Paths to replicate a user store) until it connects to an accessible one. It then fetches the user profile from the accessible store.
    3. When the previously unavailable store becomes accessible, Profile Management synchronizes it with the other stores to ensure data consistency.
  • During user logoff, Profile Management writes the local profile back to both the primary and replicated user stores.


  • This feature is available for both file-based and container-based profile solutions.
  • Replicated profile containers provide profile redundancy for user logons but not for in-session failover.
  • Enabling the policy increases system I/O and might prolong logoffs.

To configure the Replicate user stores policy using Group Policy, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Editor.

  2. Access Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Citrix Components > Profile Management > Advanced settings, and then double-click the Replicate user stores policy.

  3. Set the policy to Enabled.

  4. Click Show next to Paths to replicate a user store, and then enter the paths in the Value fields.

    If the profile container is enabled for part of the user profile, you can replicate container-based profiles and file-based profiles to different locations. To do so, enter the path in this form: <path to the replicated container-based profiles>|<path to the replicated file-based profiles>. Example: \path_a|\path_b indicates that Profile Management replicates file-based profiles to \path_a and container-based profiles to \path_b.

  5. Click OK and OK again.


To synchronize files and folders modified during a session to the user store, enable the Enable active write-back policy.

For your changes to take effect, run the gpupdate /force command from the command prompt on the machine where Profile Management is installed. Log off from all sessions and then log back on.

Replicate user stores

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