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Modify Default User Profile Across Entire Citrix Farm

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We are in the process of creating a new Citrix Farm w/ approx. 50 servers (Server 2003 SP2). Roaming profiles will be used along with Folder Redirection. One thing we are looking to do is modify the "default user profile" on each server, so that when the user logs in, their profile is initially built off the default profile and the custom settings we have made within it. This would not be hard in a single server environment, but we have around 50. Is there an easy way to do this or a best practice? Or should we be looking at making any changes via a GPO applied to the Citrix servers OU? Thanks
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Ideally use Group Policy, and you'll need to turn on loopback processing to get users settings to apply if you do it on the Citrix server's OU. On the XenApp 6 system I'm currently designing I'm hoping not to have to modify the default user profile at all... (but we'll see!)
How I used to do it:
Use reg.exe to load the ntuser.dat into HKLM, then user reg.exe to import a suitable .reg file (with all the paths changed to be prefixed with HKLM rather than HKCU - hopefully that makes sense). Finally unload the ntuser.dat via reg.exe again.
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Is it possible to point all users to the same default profile upon first login? Say, when they first login, their profile is built from \\Server\Profiles\Default and then any changes are redirected to their roaming profile?
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Not to my knowledge, though I've never tried it.
One thing you can do (well, used to be able to, not tried it on 2008 R2), is to just modify a single default user profile profile how you want it, and copy their profile into the default user profile, overwriting the existing stuff. It might be that just doing the ntuser.dat file will be enough, used to be for me but it'll depend on your applications. Obviously try not to modify too much!
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