Bill Powell

Bill Powell

Bill Powell joined Citrix in 1999, as a developer on MetaFrame for Unix (now XenApp for Unix), which he then went on to manage. Principal projects managed since then include Resource Manager and (since 2008) Profile Management (UPM)

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What’s new in Profile management 5.0?

For years now, UPM has been a neat, impartial kind of component. It’ll happily work with XenApp and equally happily…

Profiles: To cache or not to cache, that is the question…

Once upon a time, it was all so simple.  Six questions, with yes or no answers, and you could just…

Did I get it right? – the Profile Management Configuration Check Tool (UPMConfigCheck)

Introduction One of the most eye-opening moments for me as Development Manager of UPM was a meeting I attended of…

Migrating UPM Profiles – Tips and tricks

UPM has been around for nearly 4 years now, and seems to have been well adopted, to the point where…

Case Study – XD upgrade from UPM 2.x to 3.x

While I’ve blogged on the mechanics of upgrading from UPM 2.x to UPM 3.x, I’ve not yet addressed the other…

How do you migrate from Profile Management 2.x to 3.x?

Easy. Just follow the instructions at http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/user-profile-manager-kib/upm-upgrade-den.html and http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126659;. However, those instructions describe the ideal scenario, and assumes you have 2.1.1…

Notes on synchronising Internet Explorer cookies using Profile Management

This is something that comes up often enough in our support forums that it’s worth lifting the covers on what…

Profile Management – Load Balancing User Stores

When you’re setting up a User Store for Profile Management, you configure the location in the GPMC under “Path to…

Profile Management – Migration Stategy – a work in progress

Well, my first blog on migration strategy provoked a few interesting reactions, which is good, because we did need to…

Long term planning for Profile Management

We’re quite pleased with the new version 2 release of User Profile Manager, but of course there are new features…

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