Product Documentation

Creating a Profile and Its Initial Target

Dec 17, 2015

After installing the Streaming Profiler on a workstation to create profiles, prepare for the decisions needed to create profiles.

When you create a new profile, your first steps are to set the following profile properties:

  • Profile name
  • Ability for users to update applications
  • Optionally, inter-isolation communication with existing profiles

As you continue, choose the following configuration-matching criteria for the target:

  • Operating system
  • Service pack level
  • Language

Then you install applications in the target (although not on the workstation itself) through either advanced or quick installation procedures. Profiling a single, standard application in a target is called a quick install. If the target needs multiple applications or other resources, use an advanced install. You must complete a full installation and can then perform any initializations or customizations needed before users access the application. A target can offer any of the following resources:

  • Applications
  • Internet Explorer plug-ins
  • Folders and files
  • Registry settings

Finally you can opt to digitally sign the profile. After you build the profile, manually save it to a file share in your App Hub where you can publish the profiled application for streaming to your users.

Note that you can modify the profile at any time, including updating the application, add pre-launch or post-exit scripts, add pre-launch scripts, and modify the file type association. The changes are immediately available the next time users access the published application.