I thought I would share some useful links that I tend to end up emailing around. Also a couple links to a some really useful tools for User Profile Manager (brought to you by our friends at Sepago).

First is a migration tool that enables customers to migrate from the sepagoPROFILE profile format to User Profile Manager v2 format. It also lets customers migrate from the Tech Preview version of User Profile Manager (as both the Tech Preview and sepagoPROFILE releases were based on a mandatory profile). Details and the tool are here: http://blogs.sepago.de/tools/category/citrix-user-profile-manager-migration-tool/

Next is a tool that helps prune your profiles of old or unwanted data. One of the biggest challenges with Windows profiles is removing unwanted items. All those registry settings or APPDATA files after an application is removed or just no longer used. Or perhaps some settings were captured unintentially and now you want to get them out of all your users’ profiles. Let me introduce you to the ProfileNurse (stop your smirking) – full details and the tool can be found here: http://blogs.sepago.de/tools/category/profilenurse/.

While ultimately we will like to see this capability as part of the product, for now this nice tool helps fill this gap. Available operations in ProfileNurse include:
*Creating and deleting registry keys and values
*Altering registry values
*Deleting files or folders
*Copying files or folders into user profiles

And here is the basket of other links I’ve found useful:

General
http://www.citrix.com/upm Main Page with links to downloads (downloads are actually under XD and XA product sections)
https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/results.asp?productID=186 XA download page (Under Components and Evals)
https://www.citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/results.asp?productID=163057 XD download page (Under Components and Evals)
http://forums.citrix.com/category.jspa?categoryID=163 Support Forum

Product Docs
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx118943 Admin Guide
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119791 Technical FAQ
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119747 Licensing FAQ
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119466 Logon/Logoff Chart
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119039 Cross Platform Considerations FAQ
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119038 Troubleshooting FAQ
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx118944 Group Policy Template Reference
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx119186 Using with XenDesktop
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp/upm-xa-wrapper.html Using with XenApp

Best Practices
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX119036 Best Practices
http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx120285 User Profile Best Practices (XenApp 5)
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX110351 User Profile Best Practices (CPS 4.5 and prior)
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX114884 – Password Manager Best Practices

Overview
http://community.citrix.com/x/AoEAAg (overview and insight on UPM)
http://community.citrix.com/x/OIENAg Last Write Wins
http://community.citrix.com/x/A4AaAg Profile Bloat
http://community.citrix.com/x/SIOZAg UPM and Office Settings
http://community.citrix.com/x/HYXuAg Improve logon speed?
http://community.citrix.com/x/AwBeAw Differences from Tech Preview and v2
http://community.citrix.com/x/8ICsAw Using GPOs
http://community.citrix.com/x/3IGiAw Quick Setup Guide

Sepago
http://blogs.sepago.de/tools/category/adm2html/ – ADM to HTML
http://blogs.sepago.de/helge/2009/01/23/citrix-user-profile-manager-released-user-store-design-recommendations/ – User Store
http://www.sepago.de/citrix/upmwhitepaper.html Sepago White Paper
http://blogs.sepago.de/helge/2009/02/25/citrix-user-profile-manager-how-registry-exclusion-lists-can-mess-up-group-policy-processing/

Microsoft Office:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc768089.aspx – Configure Outlook settings
http://office.microsoft.com/download/afile.aspx?AssetID=AM102105061033 – Outlook 2007 setup automation
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402061033.aspx – Office installation recommendations
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926805/en-us – Office 2007 Toolbar settings
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402691033.aspx – Recommended strategies for Outlook roaming

Microsoft Profiles
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784484.aspx – Best Practices for Roaming Profiles
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/fd81008e-269a-4155-b81a-752242bec9ff1033.mspx?mfr=true – User Profiles Overview in User Data and Settings Management
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/fd81008e-269a-4155-b81a-752242bec9ff1033.mspx?mfr=true – Folder Redirection Overview
http://blogs.technet.com/neilcar/pages/247903.aspx – SMB/CIFS Performance Over WAN Links
 
Microsoft
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms675090.aspx AD Attributes
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963907.aspx – AD Explorer