Following best practices ensures the success of a profile migration.

  • In Horizon 7, configure the destination desktop pools for your users before you begin the profile migration. Configure Horizon Persona Management for the desktop pools.

    In particular, configure a CIFS network share as the Horizon Persona Management remote profile repository. The CIFS network share will be the destination path in the migration.

  • If you are migrating V1 profiles on legacy Windows XP machines, run the migration utility on a Windows 7 or later 32-bit system, because most V1 profiles are 32-bit.

  • If you can, run the migration utility on the same template or virtual machine image that the destination Horizon 7 desktop pool will use. Folders and files in the base image's default profile are then migrated to the destination user profiles.

  • If a user must continue to use the legacy system after a migration, configure redirected folders for both the legacy system and the destination Horizon 7 machine. This approach allows the user to access files from both systems.