[THIN] Re: Citrix Profile Management 4.0

  • From: "Joe Shonk" <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:22:43 -0700

In your XD GPO point it to: \\fileshare\share\%username%\XDProfile 

In your XA GPO point it to \\fileshare\share\%username%\XAProfile 




From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Harry Singh
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:46 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Citrix Profile Management 4.0


Nothing in the latest Citrix edocs explains what value I should should put as 
the Variable Value for the !CTX_BIT! (I could be wrong with the exact 

I know I should set it as a system variable but what values should I put in the 
"Variable Value" field  to identify and differentiate when to use x86 and x64. 

Is it arbitrary?  E.g For Variable Name !CTX_BIT! I would enter the following 
in Varable Value: " \\fileserv\share\%username%\!CTX_BIT!\x86 
<file:///\\fileserv\share\%25username%25\!CTX_BIT!\x86> ; 
<file:///\\fileserv\share\%25username%25\!CTX_BIT!\x64>  ?

That just doesn't seem right. 

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Magnus Hjorleifsson <magnus@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Your best bet is to keep different profile based on bitness. I haven't tried 
> it with win 7 and 2008 but with 2003 and xp it caused problems
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 25, 2012, at 19:05, Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> X86 and x64 are different spots in the registry anyway so it can coexist just 
> fine. It all looks the same to the user in the end. 
> On Jan 25, 2012, at 5:49 PM, Harry Singh <hboogz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> That's curious. The implication from your response would suggest that 
> deploying XA with XD is not recommended. It's curious since I've been told 
> the exact opposite.
> Installing all our applications onto the XD image is counter-intuitive and 
> inefficient. And buying Appsense is simply not going to happen.
> Thanks for your replies.
> On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Joe Shonk <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Why would users be access the same application from two different platforms? 
>>  Pick one, otherwise look into using appsense. 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 25, 2012, at 3:32 PM, Harry Singh <hboogz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Thanks Joe. That can certainly happen, but what happens when a user logs 
>> into XD then accesses applications which reside on XA?  UserA logs into x86 
>> Windows 7 desktop, opens up MS Word sitting on x64 XA server, I believe two 
>> profiles are being created and used simultaneously.
>> So, if two profiles will be used, how would you properly setup system 
>> variables to accommodate this?
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 5:27 PM, Joe Shonk <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Xd and xa ad object should be in separate OUs.  Just set up two GPOs. One 
>>> for each OU.  Each GPO points to a different file location. 
>>> Joe
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Jan 25, 2012, at 3:11 PM, Harry Singh <hboogz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I'm having a tough time understanding how to implement UPM 4.0 correctly 
>>> and hoping could help solve this puzzle.
>>> I currently am piloting a XD 5.5 with XA 6.5 deployment. Windows 7 
>>> Professional (x86) desktops with apps hosted on XA 6.5. Now, there will be 
>>> users connecting to desktops on XD and users connecting solely to Apps on 
>>> XA 6.5. I'm not migrating any existing roaming profiles and my confusion 
>>> lies in the following:
>>> 1XD 5.5 server with 2 XA 6.5 servers.
>>> I have my profile store set to \\fileserver\ctxprofiles 
>>> <file:///\\fileserver\ctxprofiles> 
>>> Do i need to even worry about setting up a system environment variable on 
>>> the Desktop image and XA servers, such as %profver% If i do, as i suspect 
>>> because of the different bitness between the XD desktop (win 7 x86) and 
>>> servers (XD + XA being x64) what do i need to enter in for profile store 
>>> path ? More importantly, and the area of the most confusion, is what do i 
>>> enter inside the Variable Value, should i have to account for different 
>>> bitness, to make sure each is properly populated in the "v1 aka x86" and 
>>> "v2 aka x64" folders?
>>> I may be over complicating this a bit, but real curious to know how to 
>>> properly setup PM for a Xendesktop environment with XA. 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Harry.

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