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Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook by Esther Barthel MSc

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Designing User Profile Best Practices for XenApp®

This recipe will provide guidelines for designing a user profile solution for XenApp environments as provided by Citrix.

Note

You can read the User Profile Best Practices for XenApp at Citrix's Knowledge Center at http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX120285.

How to do it...

To design a good user profile strategy for XenApp, perform the following steps:

  1. Define profile requirements, based upon these questions:

    Question

    Consideration

    Do users need to save their settings?

    Folder redirection can be used with all profile types.

    Do applications store settings in the registry?

    When HKCU is not used, consider mandatory profiles.

    How will printers be made available?

    Use XenApp policies to enable printers ...

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