FSLogix Settings and Configuration

FSLogix Settings and Configuration

The FSLogix profile container is based on two components:

Nerdio Manager automatically installs the FSLogix application, by default, when a new session host VM is created, or an existing one is re-imaged. This is the most common use case.

To add an FSLogix Profiles Storage configuration:

  1. Navigate to Settings Integrations.

  2. In the FSLogix Profiles storage tile, select Add.

  3. Enter the following information:

    • Name: Type the profile name.

    • Use Cloud Cache: Select this option to enable FSLogix Cloud Cache.

      Tip: For performance reasons, it is strongly recommended that you use Premium SSD and Ephemeral OS disks when Cloud Cache is enabled. (Standard SSD disks might be sufficient in very small environments or a testing scenarios.)

      Note: See the following Microsoft article for more information about FSLogix Cloud Cache.

      Cloud Cache allows you to specify multiple profile storage location. It asynchronously replicates the profiles and makes the profiles available in multiple storage locations at the same time. So, if one of the locations is not available, the session host automatically fails over to one of the alternate locations.

    • Use Azure Page Blobs: Select this option to use storage account blob containers to store user profiles. These containers are accessed using storage account access keys.

    • Configure session hosts registry for Entra ID joined storage: Select this option to nnable Entra ID Kerberos functionality and Entra ID account credentials loading.

      Note: See this Microsoft article for more information.

    • FSLogix Profiles path: From the drop-down list, select an Azure Files share. Alternatively, type in a UNC path.

      Note: You can specify up to 4 paths. In addition, use the arrows to change the order of the paths. The profiles are created in all of these locations.

    • FSLogix Registry Options: From the drop-down list, select whether you want to work with All settings or Advanced.

      • For All settings:

        • In the Configuration column, type the setting's value.

        • Select Clear to set a specific setting to Not configured.

        • Select Clear all to set all the settings to Not configured.

        • Select Reset to Nerdio defaults to set all the settings to Nerdio defaults.

      • For Advanced:

        • You can add DWORD values in the format: "ValueName":dword:ValueData (example: "ProfileType"=dword:00000003).

        • You can add string values in the format: "ValueName":"ValueData" (example: "VolumeType":"vhdx").

    • Configure Office Container to redirect Microsoft Officer user data: Toggle on this option to redirect only areas of the profile that are specific to Microsoft Office.

      Note: Office Containers separate Microsoft Office data (for example, OST files) from the overall user profile for easier troubleshooting. Office Containers and Profile Containers are stored in separate VHDX files can be stored on different file shares. See this Microsoft article for details.

      • FSLogix Office Container path (VHDLocation): Modify as needed.

      • FSLogix Office Container Registry Options: Modify as needed.

    • Redirections: Select this option if you want to include Redirections in the global profile for re-use across customers.

      Note: See this Microsoft article for more information about redirections.

    • Force the installation of FSLogix apps even if already installed: Select this option to force the re-installation of the FSLogix agent and applications.

  4. Once you have entered all the desired information, select OK.

To set Nerdio Manager to install the FSLogix application automatically:

  1. Navigate to Settings Integrations.

  2. In the FSLogix Profiles storage tile, add, change, and remove the profiles as needed.

    Notes: Be sure to select the following options for FSLogix profiles linked to hybrid host pools.

    • Use Cloud Cache: Select this option to enable FSLogix Cloud Cache in the host pools, and the session hosts within those host pools, that use this FSLogix profile.

    • Use Azure page blobs: Select this option to use storage account blob containers to store users profiles. These containers are accessed using storage account access keys.

  3. Select one profile as the default.

Notes:

  • If you set the Use FSLogix Profiles option to Off, the FSLogix app is installed automatically when new hosts are created or re-imaged.

  • Each host pool's FSLogix settings can be customized.

  • FSLogix is not installed on the desktop image.

  • The FSLogix registry settings are not set on the desktop image.

  • No environment has GPO to control the FSLogix configuration.

To manage FSLogix installation and configuration manually:

  1. Locate the host pool you wish to change.

  2. From the action menu, select Properties > FSLogix.

  3. Toggle Use FSLogix profiles to Off.

  4. Select Save & close.

  5. The application must be installed on the desktop image.

  6. The configuration must be applied either via the registry on the desktop image or with a GPO.

To change the FSLogix registry options:

  1. Locate the host pool you wish to change.

  2. From the action menu, select Properties > FSLogix.

  3. Make the changes to the FSLogix registry options.

    Notes:

    • You can add DWORD values in the format: "ValueName":dword:ValueData (example: "ProfileType"=dword:00000003).

    • You can add string values in the format: "ValueName":"ValueData" (example: "VolumeType":"vhdx").

  4. Once you have entered all the desired information, select Save or Save & close.

Note: These values are added under the HKLM\SOFTWARE\FSLogix\Profiles key. See the above link for Microsoft documentation on the FSLogix profile container registry reference.

Related Topics

FSLogix and User Profile Management

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