In this blog post, we will walk you through how to configure FSLogix with Group Policy to improve your VDI deployment.
FSLogix is a popular solution for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments that helps to optimize user profile management. It enables users to have a consistent desktop experience across multiple devices, which can greatly enhance productivity.
What is FSLogix?
FSLogix is a software solution that provides dynamic user profile management for Windows desktops and applications. It uses a container-based approach to store user profile data, which allows users to access their profiles from any device, whether physical or virtual. This technology is particularly useful in VDI environments, where users may access their desktops from multiple devices.
How to Configure FSLogix with Group Policy
The first step is to download and install the FSLogix software. You can obtain the software from the Microsoft download center. Inside the installer, you will find the ADMX files. Copy them to your DC or management server.
You can download the FSlogix installer using the following PowerShell cmdlet
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://download.microsoft.com/download/c/4/4/c44313c5-f04a-4034-8a22-967481b23975/FSLogix_Apps_2.9.8440.42104.zip -OutFile fslogix.zip
Extract the files using the following cmdlet.
Expand-Archive .\fslogix.zip fslogix -force
Import the ADMX files to your SysVol folder or Central Store.
Create a Group Policy Object
Open the Group Policy Management Console and create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) for FSLogix. Give the policy a descriptive name, such as “FSLogix Configuration.”
Configure the FSLogix Settings
Expand the “Computer Configuration” node in the GPO editor and navigate to “Policies > Administrative Templates > FSLogix.” Here, you will find a range of settings that you can configure to customize the behavior of FSLogix. Some of the most important settings include:
- Enable FSLogix – This setting enables or disables FSLogix.
- Profile Container Location (VHD location)- This setting specifies the location where FSLogix stores user profile data.
- Profile Type – This setting determines whether FSLogix uses VHDX or VHD containers to store user profiles.
- Profile Container Naming – This setting specifies how FSLogix names profile containers.
Apply the GPO
Once you have configured the FSLogix settings, apply the GPO to the appropriate organizational unit (OU) in Active Directory. This will ensure that the policy settings are applied to all computers in the OU.
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