Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Using AppSense Environment Manager to migrate user profile settings…

Using AppSense Environment Manager to migrate user profile settings…

So you have an existing Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 deployment and your users have happily (or not as the case may be) been working away for years with their old roaming profiles and you are looking to give them a shiny new Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008R2 platform to work on. The first problem you are going to have is that the users have built up their profiles for years and years and in some cases… cannot do their jobs without their Microsoft Outlook nicknames or their Internet Explorer favorites.

This post is going to show you a few ways you could leverage AppSense Environment Manager to get the settings from their existing machines onto their new machines. For simplicity sake I am going to assume that no AppSense Environment Manager agents have been deployed to the legacy estate but if it is possible having the Environment Manager Agent on the source platform will make migration a LOT easier.

So first lets talk about your main options:

Thursday, 24 January 2013

AppSense Personalization Server Best Practices

I'm often asked to provide customers, partners and employees alike with a list of best practices that should be followed when implemented AppSense Personalization Server.

Here are my best practices: