With local profiles, personalized changes that users make during a Windows session are stored on the local disk. When a user logs in to the same desktop again, the user environment is the same as in the previous session of the user. When a user logs in to another desktop, none of the settings are the same, as a new local profile is created and stored locally on that desktop.
- No specific administration is needed.
- No network storage is required.
- Personalized settings are not roamed across different machines.
- Each desktop a user logs on to is polluted with a local profile for that specific user.
- If local disk failure or corruption occurs, all user settings are lost.
With VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, you can eliminate the disadvantages of local profiles.
- Introduce roaming functionality for application and Windows settings that VMware Dynamic Environment Manager manages.
- Create redundancy for application and Windows settings by managing these settings with VMware Dynamic Environment Manager when local disk failure or corruption occurs.