Profile Streaming is a great new feature introduced with Profile management (Pm) v3 so lets take a look at the performance gain the old fashioned way…

Using the following upm managed profiles lets use perfmon to get an idea of load times.

upm100mb (standard upm profile)
upmstream100mb (streamed upm profile)

First, lets log onto a managed W2K3 server with the standard “upm100mb” profile. Using perfmon & the Pm logon duration counter we can see that a 100MB profile takes around 5 seconds to load. Not bad I hear you say?

Now, lets follow suit but this time lets log on with the streamed “upmstreamed100mb” profile.

hmm, .5 seconds.

I’m sure you’ll agree – the results are impressive.

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