Microsoft User Profile Disks Policy Template

Published by Jeroen Tielen on

When using Microsoft User Profile Disks within XenApp/XenDesktop environment you always ending up creating some scripts to enable this.

Trond created a nice article howto configure this: https://xenappblog.com/2016/user-profile-disk-citrix/

But I want a bit more flexiblity to the configuation without changing the startup script every time.

I’ve created a Group Policy Template to do the following:

  • Enable / Disable User Profile Disks;
  • Configure the file share location;
  • Configure the XML Configuration file name and location.

Copy the two files to the correct locations (More info) and give it a try 😉

Within the ZIP file there is also a UvhdRoamingPolicy.xml file. This file should be placed in C:\Windows\RemotePackages\RDFarm on each machine where UPD’s are being used. You can configure this within the same GPO in the Preferences section.

Click to: Download


Jeroen Tielen

Experienced Consultant/Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, Ivanti, etc.

2 Comments

Fahd Masud · June 21, 2018 at 05:37

Brilliant work.

When you mention:
This file should be placed in C:\Windows\RemotePackages\RDFarm on each machine where UPD’s are being used.

Does it mean each session host/XenApp server in the collection?

    Jeroen Tielen · June 27, 2018 at 15:06

    Hi Fahd,

    Yes you are correct. On every XenApp/Session host server in the farm/Site ;). That is why it is easier to add the files in the same GPO in the Preferences section.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: