With local profiles, personalized changes that users make during a Windows session are stored on the local disk. When a user logs in to the same desktop again, the user environment is the same as in the previous session of the user. When a user logs in to another desktop, none of the settings are the same, as a new local profile is created and stored locally on that desktop.

Advantages

  • No specific administration is needed.

  • No network storage is required.

Disadvantages

  • Personalized settings are not roamed across different machines.

  • Each desktop a user logs on to is polluted with a local profile for that specific user.

  • If local disk failure or corruption occurs, all user settings are lost.

With User Environment Manager, you can eliminate the disadvantages of local profiles.

  • Introduce roaming functionality for application and Windows settings that User Environment Manager manages.

  • Create redundancy for application and Windows settings by managing these settings with User Environment Manager when local disk failure or corruption occurs.