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Citrix Profiles

I am a little confused about the inconsistency of data stored on a Citrix Profile as opposed to the data stored a traditional Local Profile i.e. that found within C:\documents and settings\<username> (Windows XP user)

My understanding was they (the profiles) should be the same, and collect the same data, just for Citrix users there profile would be on the profile server as opposed to local profile resident on the hard disc of there desktop/laptop.

However, I have noticed some significant differences. Specifically around things like web history cache, temp files etc.

For my local profile that lives in my HDD of my Laptop (C:\documents and settings\<me> ) I find numerous index.dat files:

•C:\Documents and Settings\<me>\Cookies\index.dat
•C:\Documents and Settings\<me>\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat
•C:\Documents and Settings\<me>\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist********\index.dat
•C:\Documents and Settings\<me>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
•C:\Documents and Settings\<me>\UserData\index.dat

Yet on the citrix profile:

I can only find 1 index.dat located in userdata\index.dat (also seems to contain no data!)  

So do Citrix profile just not store as more data as traditional profiles? Or do they store them elsewhere than the profile server, or wipe specific files upon logoff etc etc
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pma111
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LKaushalCommented:
Do you use User Profile Manager, if not then 'Citrix Profile' is same as Windows profile'.

Now, when you login to any server (or machine) through remotely, windows box create a local copy of your profile to keep your all settings. This is Windows way, you can get more information from --> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778446(WS.10).aspx 

There is also a Best practice doc from Citrix on Profiles --> http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx120285 
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Carl WebsterCommented:
You can set a Group Policy to delete the profiles upon logging off.
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jvr006Commented:
The "local settings" are ignored by Citrix Profile manager, and TS profiles. See the site below for the path ignored by default in profile manager. Using the GPO, or local ini, you can add a specific path(s) you want to include.

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/index.jsp?topic=/user-profile-manager-den/upm-reference-logon-chart-den.html
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pma111Author Commented:
Carl, the profiles exist, just appear to be a subset of a traditional windows profile, with much stuff missing.
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pma111Author Commented:
can you run a report from citrix profile manager to identify what data is being written to the citrix profile, and what is not?
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jvr006Commented:
If your using the GPO to configure Citrix Profile manager, you can enable logging there. This will put a log file in C:\windows\system32\logfile\UserProfileManager. You can see in this file what files are written/excluded etc.

Edit the log setting in the GPO to include all actions, and enable logging.
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