We have two Citrix Farms. Xenapp 5 on Windows 2008 SP2 Standard and Xenapp 6.5 on Windows 2008 R2 with published Applications streamed to the servers. Clients are a mixture of Windows XP and Windows 7 machines.
Couple of Questions:
1) We are migrating users from Xenapp 5 farm to 6.5 farm. It started off like this, user is member of AD Groups to access either 5 farm or 6.5 farm but not both. User profile management is used on 6.5 farm. GPO has this setting enabled - Computer Configuration-Policies-ADM templates-Classic Adm-Citrix-profile management-profile handling - migration of existing profiles setting is enabled and type of user profile to be migrated is Roaming.
User has roaming profile path under AD user properties and this is for Xenapp 5 and for 6.5 we have set a path on central profile server. So, any profile issue for 6.5 user we have to delete profile folder from both locations so that xenapp 5 profile wont be copied back to 6.5 location because of this setting.
Now the situation has changed and because some applications still wont work with 6.5 and if user has apps for both farms then we are migrating those apps which work without any issue on 6.5 and user will end up accessing both farms at the same time and it is sometimes creating profile issues. Is it safe to disable that gpo setting for profile migration ? what would be the implication ?
The strange issue is that, when user launches app on 6.5, it would not launch at all or does not give any message but as soon as I rename both profile folders, it would launch when we click on the icon. Not sure how it is related. Also, sometimes we had to delete user's local machine profile. When user logs into the desktop and launches citrix, will his desktop profile be used ? I thought its only citrix profile that is being used no matter where user logs in from ?