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Installing Citrix User Profile Management

1. First you have to download the package, this can be found on eather the Xenapp or XenDesktop Section.
What you have access to depends the status of your Subscription Advantage.
The downloads contains the install package, support documentation, and the ADM group Policy template.
 XenApp:  https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/results.asp?productID=186&c1=pov1349748&c2=sot8218
XenDesktop: https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/results.asp?productID=163057&c1=sot8218

2. Next up is to install the profile Services. (X86 or X64, depending on Operating system)
The Profile Services must be installed on each server, hosting applications that you want Citrix UPM to handle.
In the target installation directory you will also find the INI files, containing the settings needed, by default all user settings are captured.

3. To enable the Citrix User Profile Management after installation (if you chose not to use GPO) is to edit the INI file in the target installation path
and change set “ServiceActive=1” in the general settings section of the file. Also remember to remove the Seimicolon at the beginning of the line to make it active.

Thats everything when using INI files to configure the UPM.
By default all user accounts will be processed except Administrators.

If you chose to use Group policy to configure Citrix UPM, you will perform step 1 and Step 2 as described above and go direct to step 4 bellow.

4. Launch Group Policy Management and Import the ADM file to the Group policy you wishes to apply to the servers running Xenapp / XenDesktop.
For information about importing ADM templates you can read this article

5. Edit the group policy and set the preffered settings, over time you will learn what to exclude and include.
 You will find these settings under Computer Configuration/ Administrative Templates/ Citrix/ User Profile Manager.  If you are using a Windows Server 2008 or a Vista machine to manage your GPOs, the path will be Computer Configuration/ Policies/ Administrative Templates/ Classic Administrative Templates (ADM)/ Citrix/ User Profile Manager.  A good start is to have a look at the INI file and use the settings provided there in your GPO.

Note: By default everything is included(also when using GPO) and you do not have to define anything except enable Citrix UPM in the policy.
If using GPO for configuration you should rename or delete the INI files.  A GPO setting will always take precedence, but if a GPO setting is Not Configured and that setting exists in the INI, it will use the INI setting

Although you can share profiles between Win2k3 & XP and between Vista & W2k8 please refer to this FAQ on potential repercussions to take into consideration: http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119039.

To get a clue on what Citrix UPM does, you can enable logging in the INI file by setting “LoggingEnabled=1″ or thrue Group Policy by editing the imported ADM template.

Source: David Wagner