How to Apply Custom User Settings to Applications in VDI with Unidesk

Posted by Spencer Sun on Apr 18, 2016

Many applications create settings within a user’s profile to deliver a personalized experience for each user. These settings are typically registry keys that get stored in the HKey_CurrentUser hive, but they may also include settings stored in .INI, .CFG or .XML files within an AppData folder. Applications usually configure these settings during the installation process.

Of course, the installer can only modify the profile of the user actually doing the install. So how do you set these custom settings up for every user when using an install-once, deliver-many application management solution like Unidesk in VDI environments?

In this blog, I'll take you through 4 of the most common methods our customers are using and highlight the pros and cons of each.

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VDI: To Persist or Not To Persist

Posted by Spencer Sun on Dec 3, 2015

One of the big decisions to make when implementing VDI is whether to provide Persistent or Non-Persistent desktops. Users are accustomed to saving their settings, installing applications and having a consistent, persistent experience on their physical machines. So they'll expect the same in VDI. What should you do if you're in IT?

VDI, Citrix XenApp, Non-persistent, Persistent, User Personalization   |   Read this post >
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