Roaming Profiles vs. User Profile Disks

I'm looking for some feedback on utilising User Profile Disks as opposed to roaming profiles in my environment. It seems that UPD's would mitigate a lot of profile sync issues with roaming profiles, but I have heard of problems with them due to a break in the network connection between the user/workstation and the server hosting the UPD's. Can anyone offer some advice or share your experiences with UPD's? I would like to avoid potential headaches with UPD's as it seems, already, that the migration of my current userbase is going to be a nightmare.

Bonus Question: Is there a GPO that I can enable to allow for a hassle-free user migration from Roaming Profiles to User Profile Disks?
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Zoldy2000Asked:
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
I mean UPD is feature of virtual desktop solution (pooled desktop collection) and can't be used under rds terminal server environment
Currently you are using folder redirection and *terminal server profiles* which is again different from roaming profiles
UPD can't replace these profile as well, in short you cannot use UPD Unless you use virtualized pooled desktop collection where u have client image ( windows 7 / 8 / 10) and generating VDI machines from that image (pooled or session based desktops)
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
There is no relation between roaming profile and upd
Upd's are specific to rds virtualization platform and roaming profiles are used in normal day to day work
Do u have rds virtualized environment already setup or want to setup? Then only u can setup upd
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
And roaming profiles r there for local user login on there workstations
Upd are something like terminal server profile with separated on network location
There won't be any relation
Upd cannot replace roaming profile
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Zoldy2000Author Commented:
We have a virtualised RDS environment consisting of 3 terminal servers in a single collection. You are not forced to use UPD's, so we are using Roaming Profiles/Folder Redirection to handle users data between servers. Our users connect to one of these three servers, and a local profile is created from the roaming profile and caches back on logoff.

We do not use UPD's. We are considering doing so, but I wanted to know if anyone had some insights into whether or not it works well or does it have its own set of problems.
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