As I mentioned in Jan 9, you need to enable "Roam local setting folders" in Persona policy.
Did you enable it?
Yes, "Roam local setting folders" has been enabled from the start.
We eventually got around the issue by compromizing a customizable start menu for a read-only one via GPO:
Policy Setting Comment Enabled Enabled
I am having the same problem and I was able to create a temporary workaround, which can be run by the user having the issue.
I created script that deletes the following folders...
Then run the following Powershell commands
Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\AppxManifest.xml"
Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppxManifest.xml"
Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\AppxManifest.xml"
It's worth noting that the folder deletion sometimes fails so make sure all running apps are closed. In my case, Chrome was the cause.
We use Windows10 Build 1607, Non-Persistent Pools, Horizon 7.0.3 and Persona without any Problems.
Before we could say that, we tried many settings.
But somewhere in a forum like this, we found the answer :-)
We use the following Persona GPO:
- Files and folders excluded from roaming Enabled
Files and folders:
- Files and folders excluded from roaming (exceptions) Enabled
File and folder exceptions:
- Roam local settings folders Enabled
AppData Folder is redirected.
we also have some problems with Win10 floating Desktops Pools.
Sometimes Edge and IE not working properly and users cannot rename newly created folder.
WIth the settings you mentioned here all your problems gone in Win10 with VMware Persona?
Thank you for your answer.
Yes, we have no problems with Windows10, Startmenu and Modern Apps with this Settings.
We can Pin Shortcuts to the Startmenu, Taskbar, rename Folders etc.
With Edge in Win10 Build 1607 you can not sync Bookmarks. With Win10 Build 1703 it's possible to Sync Bookmarks between IE and Edge.
We use Win10 Build 1607 and we do not roam the edge settings, this is not working.
I spent months going back and forth with VMware Support on this. In my experience, bottom line, Persona and Windows 10 1607 LTSB doesn't work. In fact, if you read the release notes. It says this. Says something about v6 profiles not be supported. Or if you ever recompose it breaks, so on and so on. Again, check the release notes under the Windows 10 and Persona sections. They contradict each other as well. It might appear to work, but after 5-20 logins it will stop, or when you first login the start menu works, but after 15 minutes it stops. I tried everything, registry hacks, Persona GPO tweaks, nothing could consistently make it work. Only thing that worked, UEM. But, of course, that costs more money for those of us running Horizon View Standard. Im hoping with the next version of Horizon View, they will throw UEM in, because Persona isn't an option anymore. Notice the recently released Horizon View/NVidia demo site is running Windows 7 VM's? Tells a lot in my opinion.
Fully agree here with you as now for me also several weeks spent to find the Root cause here also with VM Support!!!
It is a Trail and error and until now no full fix available, sometimes Built in apps are working the other day not it is hard as we cannot go forward with rollout of WIN10 with VM Persona.
I also heard that a lot of users moved to UEM, but as you mentioned it is a cost factor here when you are only have View Standard in place.
it will be very interesting if VMware will provide a fix here of if they want to push UEM in this case!!!!!!
Did you tried WIN10 1703 also???