Storing individual Roaming Profiles in a central location

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  • 06-Mar-2008
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Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Desktop Management


When setting up a Windows Desktop Preferences Policy, there is the option to store roaming profiles in the user's Home Directory, or in a Network Directory. Specifying a single Network Directory means that all users shares one profile.


Select a UNC path to the location for the users' roaming profiles, and use%USERNAME%as part of the path, e.g.,
In this case, the environment variable is resolved with the logged-on username and the user profile is loaded from the specified path. This could be extended to use other environment variables (e.g., name of server), as long as they can be resolved before the user's profile is loaded.