ProfileUnity Does Not Execute In Nonpersistent VM Environments After DST Time Change

Product: ProfileUnity-FlexApp

Product Version: Any

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: November 7, 2017



After the time change from DST to standard time, ProfileUnity does not execute.



ProfileUnity does not execute at startup or executes intermittently. Various Group Policy processing errors may appear in the Windows application event logs. 

This has been observed in both VMware View and XenDesktop nonpersistent environments.


Possible Resolution(s): 

This is a Windows issue. Please note the VMware article on the topic here

1. Boot the master (gold) image.

2. Run a time sync using the command w32tm /resync.

3. Shut the image down, take a snapshot and recompose the desktop group/catalog.


To install ProfileUnity in the base image, follow this article.


Related KB vMware: Daylight saving time (DST) causes group policy not to be immediately updated at VM startup (2111560)

Related KB Microsoft: Event ID 131 — Domain Hierarchy Time Source Acquisition

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