Profile Management

Specify the storage path for VHDX files

By default, Profile Management stores VHDX virtual disks (VHDX files) in the user store. As of Profile Management 2112, you can specify a separate path to store them, using the Customize storage path for VHDX files feature.

Overview

Profile Management provides the following VHDX-based features:

By default, all VHDX files are stored in the user store. If needed, you can specify a separate path to store them. The following table lists the storage paths of VHDX files.

Policy Default storage path Custom storage path
Profile container settings {USER_STORE_PATH}\ProfileContainer\{OS_NAME_SHORT}\ {VHDX_STORE_PATH}\ProfileContainer\{OS_NAME_SHORT}\
Outlook search index roaming {USER_STORE_PATH}\VHD\{OS_NAME_SHORT}\ {VHDX_STORE_PATH}\VHD\{OS_NAME_SHORT}\
Accelerate folder mirroring {USER_STORE_PATH}\MirrorFolders\ {VHDX_STORE_PATH}\MirrorFolders\

Profile Management now impersonates the current user to access the VHDX files and does not grant Domain Computers full control permission to the storage path of the VHDX files.

Prepare the storage location

Prepare a network storage location for the VHDX files. Make sure that you grant your users Modify permission or higher to the storage location.

Specify the storage path

To specify the storage path for VHDX files, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Group Policy Management Editor.
  2. Under Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Citrix Components > Profile Management > Advanced settings, double-click the Customize storage path for VHDX files policy.
  3. Select Enabled.
  4. In the Path to store VHDX files field, type the full path of the storage location. Example: \\myservername\vhdx_store.
  5. Click Apply, and then click OK.

To enable the setting to take effect, do the following:

  1. Log off from all sessions that are using the user profile.
  2. Run the gpupdate /force command from the command prompt.

    When the policy takes effect varies depending on the use cases:

    • If it is the first time you specify a storage path for VHDX files, the policy takes effect after the user logs on.
    • If it is you change the storage path for VHDX files, the policy takes effect after the user logs off for the first time.

For more information about the gpgroup command, see the Microsoft document.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used. If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, Profile Management stores the VHDX files in the user store.

Specify the storage path for VHDX files