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Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials by Luca Dentella

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Profile issues

Each user has a profile that is a collection of personal files and settings. Windows offers different types of profiles, with advantages and disadvantages as shown in the following table:

Type

Description

Local

The profile folder is local to each server.

Roaming

The profile folder is saved on a central storage (usually a file server).

Mandatory

A read-only profile is assigned to users; changes are not saved across sessions.

From the administrator's point of view, mandatory profiles are the best option because they are simple to maintain, allow fast logon, and users can't modify Windows or application settings. This option however is not often feasible. I could use mandatory profiles only in specific cases, for example; when ...

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