Workspace Environment Management

Configure SMB shares for Profile Management to use

As an administrator who manages user profiles with Citrix Profile Management, you need to specify file shares as user stores.

You might want to put user stores in storage repositories (for example, Azure Files) that the current user has no permission to access. Using Workspace Environment Management (WEM) to establish SMB connections to the storage repositories accomplishes that goal. Doing so enables Profile Management to access the user stores.

The setup process includes the following steps:

  • Configure SMB shares

  • Configure Profile Management

Prerequisites

Before you start, do the following:

  • Prepare a file share that the WEM agent can access.

Configure SMB shares

The following information is a supplement to the guidance in SMB shares. Follow the general guidance in that article and mind the details below.

  1. In the web console, go to Advanced Settings > File Shares under the relevant configuration set and add the SMB share you prepared.

    Add SMB share

  2. Select the SMB share that you want the Profile Management service to use.

    Select SMB share for Profile Management to use

Configure Profile Management

The following information is a supplement to the guidance in Citrix Profile Management Settings. Follow the general guidance in that article and mind the details below.

  1. In the web console, go to Profiles > Profile Management Settings under the relevant configuration set and enable Profile Management Settings.

  2. Go to Basic settings, enable Profile Management, and then set the path to the user store.

    Profile Management - Basic settings

  3. Go to Profile container, enable profile container, and then add an asterisk (*).

    Note:

    Adding an asterisk (*) puts the entire user profile in the profile container. This ensures that NTFS permissions are retained.

    Profile Management - Profile container

  4. Go to Advanced settings and enable credential-based access to the user store.

    Profile Management - Advanced settings

    For more information, see Enable credential-based access to user stores.

Configure SMB shares for Profile Management to use