Product Version: 6.5+
Expires on: 365 days from publish date
Updated: Oct 8, 2015
ProfileUnity has an ability to execute separate configuration to execute on startup. This will allow faster user's logon and allow ProfileUnity to prepare the desktop during system startup.This could be applied to RDSH, XenApp or Windows non persistent desktop pool. (Run ProfileUnity as a service)
Some of the features/changes that could be done to the machine during startup:
- Installation of DIA applications (ie - XenApp)
- Configuration of HKLM registry keys
- Execution of cmd, vbs and Bat Scripts during system startup
- Any other system level changes
Pre installation checklist:
- VM client machine is NOT a XP/2003, 2008 non-R2 machine
- .Net 4.5.2 is installed on the base image
- Note: .net 4.5.2 is included in "client-tools.zip" when extracted. Its also located in ..netlogon\Profileunity\NDP452-KB2901907-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe
- GPO is configured to use "LwL.ProfileUnity.Client.Startup.exe" and NOT "startup.vbs"
Step 1) Go to Configuration Management in console and create a separate configuration with settings that need to be applied during system startup.
Note: Only system level filters for the configuration can be applied here. Example: Computer name begins with...
Step 2) Deploy this secondary (ini) configuration to your Startup folder located in ....netlogon\ProfileUnity\Startup
Step 3) In ProfileUnity Console go to "Administration" page.
Go to "ProfileUnity Tools" section and fill our the missing information "Run Client Tools As Service"
Use any domain user or create service account.
Before ProfileUnity 6.8: The user MUST be part of "ProfileUnity" Security group listed in "profileunity.lic" file.
Step 4) Select "Deploy Service Configuration or Download Service Configuration
Note: This will download "LwL.ProfileUnity.Client.Service.exe.creds" file to ...netlogon\ProfileUnity (Deployment) directory (same directory where "lwl.ProfileUnity.Client.Startup.exe" is located)
Note: When lwl.ProfileUnity.Client.Startup.exe will run (GPO or manual on base) it will read the .creds file and setup ProfileUnity client to run as a service on the machine.
Step 5) Configure Properly GPO - Add Computer Configuration Administrative Template
- Logon to Domain controller and Open Group Policy Management
- Edit "ProfileUnity" GPO
- Expand Computer Configuration, Policies, Administrative Template, (Add/Remove Templates)
- Add, Browse to ..netlogon\profileunity directory and select. "ProfileUnity.adm" > Open
- Browse to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > Liquidware Labs > ProfileUnity > 32 Bit or 64 Bit
- Note. If "Liquidware Labs" Template is not visible, go to "Action" and un-select "Filter On"
- System INI FIle Path: Default: ..Netlogon\ProfileUnity\Startup
Note: This is path where is the secondary (Startup) ini is located
- System License Path (Only for versions prior to 6.8): Default:...Netlogon\ProfileUnity
Step 7) Close Group Policy Management Editor
Step 6) Refresh Desktops or RESTART Server!
DIA - VHD:
To deploy VHD DIA applications just add the DIA to the DIA module in startup configuration.
Filters: There is a possibility of using "computer name" based filters within that startup configuration.
DIA - VMDK:
Assign DIA VMDK applications to a single "Service Account" (From Step #3) Those applications will deploy to the RDSH servers when they are restarted.
Filters: There is possibility to use different credential files on different OU’s to force different apps, then do VMDK Assignments to different "Service Account" users. So as many filters there are than that many OU's are needed and different credential files.