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Streamed user profiles policy settings

Jun 13, 2017

The Streamed user profiles section contains policy settings that specify how Profile management processes streamed user profiles.

Always cache

This setting specifies whether or not Profile management caches streamed files as soon as possible after a user logs on. Caching files after a user logs on saves network bandwidth, enhancing the user experience.

Use this setting with the Profile streaming setting.

By default, this setting is disabled and streamed files are not cached as soon as possible after a user logs on.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used.

If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, it is disabled.

Always cache size

This setting specifies a lower limit, in megabytes, on the size of files that are streamed. Profile management caches any files this size or larger as soon as possible after a user logs on.

By default, this is set to 0 (zero) and the cache entire profile feature is used. When the cache entire profile feature is enabled, Profile management fetches all profile contents in the user store, after a user logs on, as a background task.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used.

If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, it is disabled.

Profile streaming

This setting enables and disables the Citrix streamed user profiles feature. When enabled, files and folders contained in a profile are fetched from the user store to the local computer only when they are accessed by users after they have logged on. Registry entries and files in the pending area are fetched immediately.

By default, profile streaming is disabled.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used.

If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, it is disabled.

Streamed user profile groups

This setting specifies which user profiles within an OU are streamed, based on Windows user groups.

When enabled, only user profiles within the specified user groups are streamed. All other user profiles are processed normally.

By default, this setting is disabled and all user profiles within an OU are processed normally.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used.

If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, all user profiles are processed.

To enable profile streaming exclusion

When profile streaming exclusion is enabled, Profile Management does not stream folders in the exclusion list, and all the folders are fetched immediately from the user store to the local computer when a user logs on.

For more information, see To enable profile streaming exclusion.

Timeout for pending area lock files

This setting specifies the number of days after which users' files are written back to the user store from the pending area, in the event that the user store remains locked when a server becomes unresponsive. This prevents bloat in the pending area and ensures the user store always contains the most up-to-date files.

By default, this is set to 1 (one) day.

If this setting is not configured here, the value from the .ini file is used.

If this setting is not configured here or in the .ini file, the default value is used.