I have a linked clone pool created and I have opted to have all profile information stored on a persistent drive. However, I barely notice anything being saved to that persistent drive. For instance, I tested it out by doing a recompose and I basically lost everything. When I opened Outlook it complained that my .ost file was bad and I needed to delete and recreate it. So my question is what profile information is stored on that persistent drive because I would like all application data and local settings to be saved there as well.
When you created this image did you log in with your own profile and then use the same profile to log in after the linked clone was deployed? View only copies the DefaultUser profile over I believe and then will create new profiles on the persistent drive.
Remove your profile from the parent VM before deploying to see if this fixes your problem.
Thank you for your reply I infact login with my own profile. I have since wiped the profile and tried another recompose only to have the same issue. This time I used the administrator account but I noticed that the default profile was from 2 weeks ago. Windows 7 makes it a pain in the ass to move a profile to the default profile, is that what I need to do?
Well, when you deleted the profile did you simply remove the files or did you remove it from within the Windows dialog to do it?
When you logged into the newly recomposed desktop did your profile get created on the persistent disk? Can you see files that you save getting created there or somewhere else?
Yes I went into the Windows Profile Management and actually deleted the profile. My profile was being saved on the persistent disk because I saw folders for my documents with data on them that I put there. However, when I shut down the virtual machine all of my files/settings were gone I didnt even do a refresh or recompose. However, the first time I signed into the Virtual Desktop it said I was using a temporary profile.