When using Microsoft User Profile Disks within XenApp/XenDesktop environment you always ending up creating some scripts to enable this.

Trond created a nice article howto configure this: https://xenappblog.com/2016/user-profile-disk-citrix/

But I want a bit more flexiblity to the configuation without changing the startup script every time.

I’ve created a Group Policy Template to do the following:

  • Enable / Disable User Profile Disks;
  • Configure the file share location;
  • Configure the XML Configuration file name and location.

Copy the two files to the correct locations (More info) and give it a try 😉

Within the ZIP file there is also a UvhdRoamingPolicy.xml file. This file should be placed in C:\Windows\RemotePackages\RDFarm on each machine where UPD’s are being used. You can configure this within the same GPO in the Preferences section.

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Jeroen Tielen

Experienced Consultant/Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, Ivanti, etc.


Fahd Masud · June 21, 2018 at 05:37

Brilliant work.

When you mention:
This file should be placed in C:\Windows\RemotePackages\RDFarm on each machine where UPD’s are being used.

Does it mean each session host/XenApp server in the collection?

    Jeroen Tielen · June 27, 2018 at 15:06

    Hi Fahd,

    Yes you are correct. On every XenApp/Session host server in the farm/Site ;). That is why it is easier to add the files in the same GPO in the Preferences section.

      Rohan Singnapurkar · May 2, 2019 at 08:04

      Hi. I have downloaded the ADMX files & imported them. But i unable to find the location where i can configure it in Group policy.

      can you please help me with the location where the template gets imported in Group Policy.

        Jeroen Tielen · May 2, 2019 at 08:49

        Hi Rohan,

        You can find them here: Computer Configuration –> Policies –> Administrative Templates –> Microsoft User Profile Disks


          Rohan Singnapurkar · May 3, 2019 at 02:22

          Hi Jeroen,
          i have copied across the templates but they are not visible when I launch the GPMC & browse to the location suggested.

          Am I missing a trick here or is it possible for you email me the templates.

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