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Roaming specific APPDATA folders

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Hi all, recently we have been adding optimizations via UEM 9.6 to enhance our user experience. One such enhancement that has been requested is to roam application settings for a specific set of users. These users access a PDF viewer called NitroPro. In the application itself, there is an option to add a signature line and other customization settings. These settings are not being roamed from session to session because they are stored in %AppData%\Nitro--and we do not roam these settings by default.

I would like to roam just this specific folder for just these specific users, but Folder Redirection does not seem to offer a solution. When selecting "Roaming AppData" it brings all or nothing. Now this does work, but we don't want to bring anything besides the specific folder. I know I can restrict the users this applies to via ConditionSet, so that isn't the problem.

I tried a different method by creating a Config File under the Personalization tab for NitroPro, and then adding the following settings:

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\Roaming\Nitro

But this also does not seem to work. Upon re-log the settings are lost, and I can see that there is no AppData directory in the profile store. Any help or suggestions as to how to get these settings roamed?

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Replace

<AppData>\Roaming\Nitro

With

<AppData>\Nitro

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\Nitro

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi.. you could try the below example to fine-tune your per-app inclusion/exclusion, found under the IMPORT/EXPORT for the target Application under the DEM Personalization tab.

Example:

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\App2

<LocalAppData>\App2

[ExcludeIndividualFolders]

<AppData>\App2\TMP

[ExcludeFiles]

<LocalAppData>\App2\olkaddritem.officeUI

fine-tune between <AddData> and <LocalAppData> and filter based on the above example.

And then use Conditions/Condition Sets to filter which user gets what experience at a per-application level.

Contributor
Contributor

I already tried that, by roaming <AppData>\Roaming\Nitro and it still does not retain ANY settings. It doesn't even create the folder structure so I know it isn't even trying.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I've been looking to do the same thing with the Adobe license cache

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Replace

<AppData>\Roaming\Nitro

With

<AppData>\Nitro

[IncludeFolderTrees]

<AppData>\Nitro

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Adobe

<AppData>\Adobe

VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Have you tried using a ProcMon or other File Monitoring tool to see where files and settings are getting stored.

- Also if there are files in %AppData%\Nitro and it's not getting captured that would be something to check as to why that is.

- Are you able to capture settings from other Apps configured in DEM.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi alexhselene,

As dbrutus already stated: the <AppData> folder token corresponds with %AppData%, so if Nitro Pro stores its settings in %AppData%\Nitro, the Personalization config file should reference that as <AppData>\Nitro, without Roaming.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Just to clarify, this goes into "Roaming AppData" box in Folder Redirection? Do I put it into subfolder or fully-qualified path?

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Contributor
Contributor

dbrutus​ got it right. This solved my issue. Thank you all for the input!

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