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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Implementing a profile architecture

When you've decided to implement the VDI architecture for your company, you need to take care of the location where you will be storing all the users' data, such as documents, projects, and mailbox file data.

So, an important step is deciding what kind of profile architecture you will be implementing for your organization. With XenDesktop 7, you have the capability to choose from among three kinds of profiles: profiles managed by the Citrix Profile Management 5.0 Version, Microsoft Roaming Profiles, and the Citrix solution known as Personal vDisk, a feature introduced in the XenDesktop 5.6 release.

Getting ready

To properly implement any kind of profile architecture, you need to have domain administrative credentials ...

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