To use View Persona Management with View desktops, you must install View Agent with the View Persona Management setup option on the virtual machines that you use to create desktop pools.

About this task

For an automated pool, you install View Agent with the View Persona Management setup option on the virtual machine that you use as a parent or template. When you create a desktop pool from the virtual machine, the View Persona Management software is deployed on your View desktops.

For a manual pool, you must install View Agent with the View Persona Management setup option on each virtual machine that is used as a desktop in the pool. Use Active Directory to configure View Persona Management group policies for a manual pool. The alternative is to add the ADM Template file and configure group policies on each individual machine.

Note:

A user cannot access the same profile if the user switches between desktops that have v1 user profiles and v2 user profiles. Windows XP uses v1 profiles. Windows 8 and Windows 7 use v2 profiles.

For example, if a user logs in to a Windows XP desktop and later logs in to a Windows 7 desktop, the Windows 7 virtual machine cannot read the v1 profile that was created during the Windows XP desktop session.

You can use the View profile migration command-line utility to migrate Windows XP profiles to Windows 7 or Windows 8 profiles. See the View User Profile Migration document.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you are performing the installation on a Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP virtual machine. View Persona Management does not operate on Microsoft RDS hosts.

    Installing View Agent with the View Persona Management setup option does not work on physical computers. You can install the standalone View Persona Management software on physical computers. See Install Standalone View Persona Management.

  • Verify that you can log in as an administrator on the virtual machine.

  • Verify that a native RTO Virtual Profiles 2.0 is not installed on the virtual machine. If a native RTO Virtual Profile 2.0 is present, uninstall it before you install View Agent with the View Persona Management setup option.

  • On Windows XP virtual machines, download and install the Microsoft User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean) in the guest operating system. See Installing UPHClean on Windows XP Machines That Use View Persona Management.

  • Familiarize yourself with installing View Agent. See Install View Agent on a Virtual Machine or Install View Agent on an Unmanaged Machine.

Procedure

When you install View Agent on a virtual machine, select the View Persona Management setup option.

What to do next

Add the View Persona Management ADM Template file to your Active Directory server or the Local Computer Policy configuration on the virtual machine itself. See Add the View Persona Management ADM Template File.