Profile Management and Citrix Virtual Apps
Use of this version of Profile Management on Citrix Virtual Apps servers is subject to the Profile Management EULA. You can also install Profile Management on local desktops, allowing users to share their local profile with published resources.
Note: Profile Management automatically configures itself in Citrix virtual desktops but not Citrix virtual apps environments. Use Group Policy or the .ini file to adjust Profile Management settings for your Citrix Virtual Apps deployment.
Profile Management works in Citrix Virtual Apps environments that employ Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services). In these environments, you must set up an OU for each supported operating system. For more information, see your Microsoft documentation.
In farms that contain different versions of Citrix Virtual Apps or that run different operating systems, Citrix recommends using a separate OU for each server that runs each version or operating system.
Important: Including and excluding folders that are shared by multiple users (for example, folders containing shared application data published with Citrix Virtual Apps) is not supported.
Profile Management can be used in environments where applications are streamed to either user devices directly or streamed to Citrix Virtual Apps servers and, from there, published to users.
Client-side application virtualization technology in Citrix Virtual Apps is based on application streaming which automatically isolates the application. The application streaming feature enables applications to be delivered to Citrix Virtual Apps servers and client devices, and run in a protected virtual environment. There are many reasons to isolate the applications that are being streamed to users, such as the ability to control how applications interact on the user device to prevent application conflicts. For example, isolation of user settings is required if different versions of the same application are present. Microsoft Office 2003 might be installed locally and Office 2007 might be streamed to users’ devices. Failure to isolate user settings creates conflicts, and might severely affect the functionality of both applications (local and streamed).
For requirements relating to the use of Profile Management with streamed applications, see System requirements.