Citrix Profile Management Settings

These settings control Workspace Environment Management’s integration by using Citrix Profile Management technology. Workspace Environment Management supports configuring all settings for Citrix Profile Management up to and including the current version.

Note:

Some options are only compatible with specific versions of Profile Management. Consult the relevant Citrix documentation for detailed instructions.

Main Citrix Profile Management Settings

These settings control the main Citrix Profile Management parameters.

Enable Profile Management Configuration. This check box toggles whether or not the agent processes Citrix Profile Management settings. When cleared, none of the Profile Management settings are processed.

Enable Profile Management. This check box toggles whether or not the agent processes the settings in the Profile Management section of this page. When disabled, the agent does not process any of these settings.

Set processed groups. Allows you to specify which groups are processed by Profile Management. Only the specified groups have their Profile Management settings processed. When left blank, all groups are processed.

Set excluded groups. Allows you to specify which groups are excluded from Profile Management.

Process logons of local administrators. When enabled, local administrator logons are treated the same was as non-admin logons for Profile Management.

Set path to user store. This field allows you to specify the path to the user store directory.

Enable active write back. When enabled, profiles are written back to the user store during the user’s session. This helps prevent data loss.

Enable Offline profile support. When enabled, profiles are cached locally for use while not connected.

Enable active write back registry. When enabled, registry entries are written back to the user store during the user’s session. This helps prevent data loss.

Profile Handling

These settings control Profile Management profile handling.

Delete local cached profiles on logoff. When enabled, locally cached profiles are deleted when the user logs off.

Set delay before deleting cached profiles. Allows you to specify a delay (in seconds) before cached profiles are deleted at logoff.

Enable Migration of Existing Profiles. When enabled, existing Windows profiles are migrated to Profile Management at login.

Enable local profile conflict handling. This setting configures how Citrix Workspace Environment Management handles cases where Profile Management and Windows profiles conflict.

Enable template profile. When enabled, this uses a template profile at the indicated location.

Template profile overrides local profile. When enabled, the template profile overrides local profiles.

Template profile overrides roaming profile. When enabled, the template profile overrides roaming profiles.

Template profile used as Citrix mandatory profile for all logons. When enabled, the template profile overrides all other profiles.

Advanced Settings

These options control advanced Profile Management settings.

Set number of retries when accessing locked files. Configures the number of times the Agent retries accessing locked files.

Enable application profiler. If enabled, defines application-based profile handling. Only the settings defined in the definition file are synchronized. For more information about creating definition files, see Create a definition file.

Process Internet cookie files on logoff. When enabled, stale cookies are deleted at logoff.

Delete redirected folders. When enabled, deletes local copies of redirected folders.

Disable automatic configuration. When enabled, dynamic configuration is disabled.

Log off user if a problem is encountered. When enabled, users are logged off rather than switched to a temporary profile if a problem is encountered.

Customer experience improvement program. When enabled, Profile Management uses the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). This program helps improve the quality and performance of Citrix products by collecting anonymous statistics and usage information. For more information on the CEIP, see About the Citrix Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

Enable search index roaming for Microsoft Outlook users. When enabled, the user-specific Microsoft Outlook offline folder file (*.ost) and Microsoft search database are roamed along with the user profile. This improves the user experience when searching mail in Microsoft Outlook.

Log Settings

These options control Profile Management logging.

Enable Logging. Enables/disables logging of Profile Management operations.

Configure Log Settings. Allows you to specify which types of events to include in the logs.

Set Maximum Size of Log File. Allows you to specify a maximum size in bytes for the log file.

Set Path to Log File. Allows you to specify the location in which the log file is created.

Registry

These options control Profile Management registry settings.

NTUSER.DAT Backup. When selected, Profile Management maintains a last known good backup of the NTUSER.DAT file. When Profile Management detects corruption, it uses the last known good backup copy to recover the profile.

Enable Default Exclusion List. Default list of registry keys in the HKCU hive that are not synchronized to the user’s profile. When selected, registry settings which are selected in this list are forcibly excluded from Profile Management profiles.

Enable Registry Exclusions. Registry settings in this list are forcibly excluded from Profile Management profiles.

Enable Registry Inclusions. Registry settings in this list are forcibly included in Profile Management profiles.

File System

These options control file system exclusions for Profile Management.

Enable Logon Exclusion Check. When enabled, configures what Profile Management does when a user logs on when a profile in the user store contains excluded files or folders. (When disabled, the default behavior is Synchronize excluded files or folders). You can select one of the following behaviors in the list:

Synchronize excluded files or folders (default). Profile Management synchronizes these excluded files or folders from the user store to local profile when a user logs on.

Ignore excluded files or folders. Profile Management ignores the excluded files or folders in the user store when a user logs on.

Delete excluded files or folder. Profile Management deletes the excluded files or folders in the user store when a user logs on.

Enable Default Exclusion List - Directories. Default list of directories ignored during synchronization. When selected, folders which are selected in this list are excluded from the Profile Management synchronization.

Enable File Exclusions. When enabled, the listed files are not included in a user’s Profile Management profile. This allows you to exclude specific files from the user’s Profile Management profile. The list is pre-populated with default Windows 7 exclusions, and can be pre-populated with default Windows XP exclusions instead.

Enable Folder Exclusions. When enabled, the listed folders are excluded from a user’s Profile Management profile. This allows you to exclude specific folders from a user’s Profile Management profile. The list is pre-populated with default Windows 7 exclusions, and can be pre-populated with default Windows XP exclusions instead.

Synchronization

These options control Profile Management synchronization settings.

Enable Directory Synchronization. If enabled, the listed folders are synchronized to the user store.

Enable File Synchronization. If enabled, the listed files are synchronized to the user store, ensuring that users always get the most up-to-date versions of the files. If files have been modified in more than one session, the most up-to-date files will be kept in the user store.

Enable Folder Mirroring. If enabled, the listed folders are mirrored to the user store on logoff, ensuring that files and subfolders in mirrored folders stored in the user store are exactly the same as the local versions. See below for more information about how folder mirroring works.

  • Files in mirrored folders will always overwrite files stored in the user store on session logoff, irrespective of whether they are modified.
  • If extra files or subfolders are present in the user store compared to the local versions in mirrored folders, those extra files and subfolders will be deleted from the user store on session logoff.

Enable Profile Container. If enabled, the listed folders are mapped to the profile disk that is stored on the network, thereby eliminating the need to save a copy of the folders to the local profile.

Enable Large File Handling. If enabled, large files are redirected to the user store, thereby eliminating the need to synchronize those files over the network.

Note:

Some applications do not allow concurrent file access. Citrix recommends that you take application behavior into consideration when you define your large file handling policy.

Streamed User Profiles

These options control streamed user profile settings.

Enable Profile Streaming. When disabled, none of the settings in this section are processed.

Always cache. When enabled, files of the specified size (in MB) or larger are always cached.

Set timeout for pending area lock files. In the user store remains locked when a server becomes unresponsive, write file back to the user store from the pending area after the specified time.

Set streamed user profile groups. This list determines which user groups streamed profiles are used for.

Enable Profile Streaming Exclusion List - Directories. Do not stream folders in this list. All the folders are fetched immediately from the user store to the local computer when users log on.

Cross-Platform Settings

These options control cross-platform settings.

Enable cross-platform settings. When disabled, none of the settings in this section are processed.

Set cross-platform settings groups. Allows you to specify the user groups for which cross-platform profiles are used.

Set path to cross-platform definitions. Allows you to specify the path to your cross-platform definition files.

Set path to cross-platform setting store. Allows you to specify the path to your cross-platform setting store.

Enable source for creating cross-platform settings. Enables a source platform for cross-platform settings.