To use Horizon Persona Management, you must enable the Manage user persona group policy setting, which activates the Horizon Persona Management software. To set up a user profile repository without using an Active Directory user profile path, you must configure the Persona repository location group policy setting.

About this task

You can configure the optional group policy settings to configure other aspects of your Horizon Persona Management deployment.

If Windows roaming profiles are already configured in your deployment, you can use an existing Active Directory user profile path. You can leave the Persona repository location setting disabled or not configured.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Open the Group Policy window.

    Option

    Description

    Local system

    Open the Local Computer Policy window.

    Active Directory server

    Open the Group Policy Object Editor window.

  2. Expand the Computer Configuration folder and navigate to the Persona Management folder.

    Option

    Description

    Windows 7 and later or Windows Server 2008 and later

    Expand the following folders: Administrative Templates, Classic Administrative Templates (ADM), VMware View Agent Configuration, Persona Management

    Windows Server 2003

    Expand the following folders: Administrative Templates, VMware View Agent Configuration, Persona Management

  3. Open the Roaming & Synchronization folder.
  4. Double-click Manage user persona and click Enabled.

    This setting activates Horizon Persona Management. When this setting is disabled or not configured, Horizon Persona Management does not function.

  5. Type the profile upload interval, in minutes, and click OK.

    The profile upload interval determines how often Horizon Persona Management copies user profile changes to the remote repository. The default upload interval is 10 minutes.

  6. Double-click Persona repository location and click Enabled.

    If you have an existing Windows roaming profiles deployment, you can use an Active Directory user profile path for the remote profile repository. You do not have to configure a Persona repository location.

  7. Type the UNC path to a network file server share that stores the user profiles.

    For example: \\server.domain.com\UserProfilesRepository\%username%

    The network share must be accessible to the virtual machines in your deployment.

    If you intend to use an Active Directory user profile path, you do not have to specify a UNC path.

  8. If an Active Directory user profile path is configured in your deployment, determine whether to use or override this path.

    Option

    Action

    Use the network share.

    Check the Override Active Directory user profile path if it is configured check box.

    Use an Active Directory user profile path, if one exists.

    Do not check the Override Active Directory user profile path if it is configured check box.

  9. Click OK.
  10. (Optional) : Configure other Horizon Persona Management group policy settings.