Profile Management

Policies for file-based and container-based solutions

Profile Management provides file-based and container-based profile solutions. The following table lists the Profile Management policies and their availability to each solution.

Category Policy name Applies to file-based Applies to container-based Comments
NA Reset profile Y Y This setting is a WMI command provided by Profile Management WMI plug-in instead of a policy setting. With the container-based solution enabled, Profile Management creates user profiles and doesn’t restore legacy contents in the profile folders such as Downloads and Pictures.
Profile Management Enable Profile management Y Y  
  Processed groups Y Y  
  Excluded groups Y Y  
  Process logons of local administrators Y Y  
  Path to user store Y Y  
  Migrate user store Y Y  
  Active write back Y N  
  Active write back registry Y N  
  Active write back on session lock and disconnection Y N  
  Offline profile support Y N  
Profile Management\Advanced settings Number of retries when accessing locked files Y N  
  Process Internet cookie files on logoff Y N  
  Disable automatic configuration Y N  
  Log off user if a problem is encountered Y Y  
  Customer Experience Improvement Program Y Y  
  Enable user-level policy settings Y Y  
  Set priority order for user groups Y Y  
  Enable search index roaming for Outlook Y Y  
  Enable concurrent session support for Outlook search data roaming Y Y  
  Enable multi-session write-back for profile containers Y Y  
  Replicate user stores Y Y  
  Enable credential-based access to user stores Y Y  
  Customize storage path for VHDX files Y Y  
  App access control Y Y  
  Automatically reattach VHDX disks in sessions Y Y  
  Enable asynchronous processing for user Group Policy on logon Y Y  
  Enable OneDrive container Y Y  
  Free space ratio to trigger VHD disk compaction Y Y  
  Number of logoffs to trigger VHD disk compaction Y Y  
  Disable defragmentation for VHD disk compaction Y Y  
  Profile container auto-expansion threshold Y Y  
  Profile container auto-expansion increment Y Y  
  Profile container auto-expansion limit Y Y  
  UWP app roaming Y Y  
  Default capacity of VHD containers Y Y  
  User store selection method Y Y  
Profile Management\App Access Control App access control Y Y  
Profile Management\Citrix Virtual Apps Optimization Enable Citrix Virtual Apps optimization Y N  
  Path to Citrix Virtual Apps optimization definitions Y N  
Profile Management\Cross-Platform settings Enable cross-platform settings Y N  
  Cross-platform settings user groups Y N  
  Path to cross-platform definitions Y N  
  Path to cross-platform settings store Y N  
  Source for creating cross-platform settings Y N  
Profile Management\File deduplication Files to include in the shared store for deduplication Y Y  
  Files to exclude from the shared store Y Y  
  Minimum size of files to deduplicate from profile containers Y Y  
Profile Management\File system Exclusion list - files Y N  
  Enable default exclusion list - directories Y N  
  Exclusion list - directories Y N  
  Logon exclusion check Y N  
  Large file handling - Files to be created as symbolic links Y N  
Profile Management\ File system\Synchronization Directories to synchronize Y N  
  Files to synchronize Y N  
  Folders to mirror Y N  
  Accelerate folder mirroring Y N  
Profile Management\Log settings Enable logging Y Y  
  Log settings Y Y  
  Maximum size of the log file Y Y  
  Path to log file Y Y  
Profile Management\Profile container settings Profile container N Y  
  Folders to exclude from profile container N Y  
  Folders to include in profile container N Y  
  Files to exclude from profile container N Y  
  Files to include in profile container N Y  
  Enable local caching for profile containers N Y With this policy enabled in the container-based solution, all policy settings that apply to the file-based solution also work for the container-based solution, such as Profile streaming and Active write back.
  Enable VHD disk compaction Y Y  
  Enable VHD auto-expansion for profile container Y Y  
  Enable exclusive access to VHD containers Y Y  
  Log off users when profile container is not available during logon N Y  
  Users and groups to access profile container Y Y  
Profile Management\Profile handling Delete locally cached profiles on logoff Y Y With the container-based solution enabled, the local profile is always automatically deleted on user logoff even if the policy is disabled.
  Delay before deleting cached profiles Y Y With the container-based solution enabled, the local profile is always automatically deleted on user logoff even if the policy is disabled.
  Migration of existing profiles Y N With the container-based solution enabled, the local profile will be automatically migrated to the container on user logoff.
  Automatic migration of existing application profiles Y N  
  Local profile conflict handling Y N With the container-based solution enabled, the local profile will be automatically migrated to the container on user logoff.
  Template profile Y Y  
Profile Management\Registry Exclusion list Y N  
  Enable Default Exclusion list Y N  
  Inclusion list Y N  
  NTUSER.DAT backup Y N  
Profile Management\Streamed user profiles Profile streaming Y N  
  Enable profile streaming for folders Y N  
  Enable profile streaming for pending area Y N  
  Always cache Y N  
  Timeout for pending area lock files (days) Y N  
  Streamed user profile groups Y N  
  Profile Streaming exclusion list - directories Y N  
Policies for file-based and container-based solutions

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