You can configure a remote repository to store the user data and settings, application-specific data, and other user-generated information in user profiles. If Windows roaming profiles are configured in your deployment, you can use an existing Active Directory user profile path instead.
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You can configure View Persona Management without having to configure Windows roaming profiles.
Familiarize yourself with the minimum access permissions that are required to configure a shared folder. See Setting Access Permissions on Shared Folders for View Persona Management.
Familiarize yourself with the guidelines for creating a user profile repository. See Creating a Network Share for View Persona Management
- Determine whether to use an existing Active Directory user profile path or configure a user profile repository on a network share.
Use an existing Active Directory user profile path
If you have an existing Windows roaming profiles configuration, you can use the user profile path in Active Directory that supports roaming profiles. You can skip the remaining steps in this procedure.
Configure a network share to store the user profile repository
If you do not have an existing Windows roaming profiles configuration, you must configure a network share for the user profile repository. Follow the remaining steps in this procedure.
- Create a shared folder on a computer that your users can access from the guest operating systems on their desktops.
If %username% is not part of the folder path that you configure, View Persona Management appends %username%.%userdomain% to the path.
For example: \\server.domain.com\VPRepository\%username%.%userdomain%
- Set access permissions for the shared folders that contain user profiles.
Make sure that access permissions are configured correctly. The incorrect configuration of access permissions on the shared folder is the most common cause of problems with View Persona Management.