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Citrix XenDesktop Implementation by Gareth R. James

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Chapter 12 Implementing Virtual Profiles into the Virtual Desktop

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In a traditional desktop environment, user settings are stored on the local device. In a virtual desktop environment, the user receives a standard build operating system, without any user settings. It is particularly important in a virtual desktop environment to have a mechanism to maintain user personalization. Hosted applications delivered to the virtual desktop also require individual user settings. Microsoft desktop operating systems use a mechanism called a user profile to store user-specific settings.

What Is a Profile?

A user profile comprises the registry keys and files where the user's settings are saved. The user ...

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