You can install a standalone version of View Persona Management on physical computers and virtual machines that are not managed by View. With this software, you can manage user profiles across View desktops and standalone systems.

The standalone View Persona Management software operates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems.

You can use the standalone View Persona Management software to accomplish these goals:

  • Share user profiles across standalone systems and View desktops.

    Your users can continue to use standalone systems as well as View desktops with View Persona Management. If you use the same View Persona Management group policy settings to control View desktops and physical systems, users can receive their up-to-date profiles each time they log in, whether they use their legacy computers or View desktops.

    Note:

    View Persona Management does not support concurrent active sessions. A user must log out of one session before logging in to another.

  • Migrate user profiles from physical systems to View desktops

    If you intend to re-purpose legacy physical computers for use in a View deployment, you can install standalone View Persona Management on the legacy systems before you roll out View desktops to your users. When users log in to their legacy systems, their profiles are stored on the View remote profile repository. When users log in to their View desktops for the first time, their existing profiles are downloaded to their View desktops.

  • Perform a staged migration from physical systems to View desktops

    If you migrate your deployment in stages, users who do not yet have access to View desktops can use standalone View Persona Management. As each set of View desktops is deployed, users can access their profiles on their View desktops, and the legacy systems can be phased out. This scenario is a hybrid of the previous scenarios.

  • Support up-to-date profiles when users go offline.

    Users of standalone laptops can disconnect from the network. When a user reconnects, View Persona Management uploads the latest changes in the user's local profile to the remote profile repository.

    Note:

    Before a user can go offline, the user profile must be completely downloaded to the local system.