There are three types of Writable Volume templates available in App Volumes: Profile-only, UIA only, and UIA+profile.

The following helps you understand the types of Writable Volume templates and their usage:

  • Profile-only - Captures only the profile information of the users and does not include any configuration information related to user-installed applications in the Writable Volumes. The profile is delivered early in the boot process and considered only a local profile delivery. Additional profile tools like roaming profiles and VMware Dynamic Environment Manager still apply and work as expected. Use this template if a profile solution is not in place.
  • UIA only - Captures all user-installed applications but does not capture any data that is written to the user profile. You can use this template with a third-party profile solution or VMware Dynamic Environment Manager.
  • UIA+profile - Includes all user-installed applications and user profile data. The user profile data is only a local profile and is not a roaming profile or other managed user profiles.