[THIN] Re: Hybrid Profile

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 15:25:43 -0000

Can you expand on what you mean by point 1 a bit more?

Is there some mechanism by which it's aware of the application that couldn't
be implemented by the Office Profile Wizard? I'm not fully sure I understand
what you mean, there.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Oglesby [mailto:roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 20 March 2003 15:17
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Hybrid Profile
> Not public domain. It's a combo of a few components:
> VBS logon and logoff scripts (not a big deal)
> Custom COM object
> Custom DLL
> XML files for configuration of what reg keys to pull
> And a clunky (read I wont use it) web interface for editing 
> the XML files.
> It is faster, in my testing, than the flex profile kit and 
> offers two other advantages
> 1- Can do specific hives for specific applications (like just 
> the word, excel, outlook,) Meaning that a pub app from two 
> different servers will allow (without any re-config) you to 
> have separate dat files for any app, no profile over writes
> 2- Can save history of the dat files and the number of 
> History objects are configurable. So if in a session the dat 
> file is screwed up you can roll the user back by simply 
> renaming one of the history dat files
> Disadvantages
> 1- Have to hire CCS (or someone like me) to implement it 
> since it is not distributed (Now)
> 2- Will not do folders within the profile you have modify 
> that script yourself to copy any folders Have to install the 
> com objects and dll etc,=20
> 3- only works with 2k servers.
> For a simple a env I like the flexprofilekit. For big complex 
> farms I like the ccs utility
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Braebaum, Neil [mailto:Neil.Braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 8:21 AM
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Hybrid Profile
> How does the Citrix solution differ?
> I assume it uses something different than the Office profile 
> wizard? Is whatever that is used public domain? Or is it pure 
> Citrixy goodness?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ron Oglesby [mailto:roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
> > Sent: 20 March 2003 14:17
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] Re: Hybrid Profile
> >=20
> > Hell john you still can.
> >=20
> > I did it for a client. I enabled this while they still 
> had=20  roaming 
> >profiles (this started pulling their settings while=20  they 
> were still 
> >using the roamings) I then, after a few days,=20  reset everyone's 
> >attributes to mandatory profiles. And bam a=20  few changes to their 
> >env but all their mail, office and=20  printer settings were 
> >retained.=3D20 =20
> > Worked like a champ. As a matter of fact I have worked with=20
> > the Citrix solution and this one. The citrix one is a tad=20
> > faster and has a couple of options I like but in a pure "Bang=20
> > for your Buck" type analysis the flex profile kit will do=20
> > everything you need for no cost.

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