The profile archives share stores the personal settings for users as FlexEngine creates a subfolder for each user. The share contains VMware Dynamic Environment Manager profile archives, which are ZIP files. FlexEngine reads personal user settings from the profile archives share when a user logs in to the environment or launches a DirectFlex-enabled application. FlexEngine writes the modified settings when the user logs out, or closes a DirectFlex-enabled application.
In a typical deployment, profile archive backups and log files are stored on the same share, but you can configure different locations in the FlexEngine GPO.
Use a share that is dedicated to the profile archives. A dedicated share improves performance, simplifies configuring the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager SyncTool, and makes it easier to configure permissions for the Helpdesk Support Tool.
The profile archives share has a one-on-one relation to the naming and folder structure of the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager configuration share and the Management Console.
|Networking requirements||For best performance and to optimize login times, ensure that the computer from which the end user logs in has a 1-Gbps connection to the profile archives share. If an end user has limited bandwidth or has a laptop that is often offline, use the SyncTool. This tool improves connectivity to the profile archives share under these conditions.|
|Storage||Storage requirements might vary based on the specific deployment. A general guideline is to have at least 100 MB per user.|
|Share permissions||The Everyone group must have Change permissions applied.|
|NTFS security permissions||Setting the following NTFS security permissions on the profile archives share creates a folder for each user on first login and limits the user to their own folder.