I think you should take a look at this thread. http://communities.vmware.com/message/1809310#1809310
Also, what OS are you using XP or 7?
The persistent disk option for VMware View is only available in a dedicated pool. For a floating pool you will have to utilize a third party profile solution or microsoft roaming profiles.
Thanks, We r using Win XP...
If you use folder redirection in Win 7 you get 10 folders that can be redirected. For a large deployment I would still look for a 3rd party user virtualization product. So far we do not have a great deal of users so we can just use the default but I am looking at 3rd party profile solutions for when we go large. So far I have not had a good experience with roaming profiles.
I just wanted to add my experience.
Our view 4.6 is still in POC stage and we have about 20 users and this is how we are looking at handling profiles right now.
We are running windows 7 and we are using group policy to redirect the profiles to \\fileserver\<user>\profiles and then we also use the seperate option for folder redirection for the other folders (except the start menu) and that goes to \\fileserver\<user>\folders
Basically this way the profile (registry etc) is seperate to the folders (my documents, desktop etc) so if something goes wrong then we can delete the profile and not lose all their files.
Things to note: I dont know if it was nessesary but i made sure to turn off all "available offline" things so we didnt have to worry about any of the redirected files caching and making large deltas. Also we did NOT redirect the start menu as when its in the roaming profile it is being cached. If the file server goes down and it cant access the start menu (as its being redirected) user experience suffers. Leaving it in the roaming profile means that if the file server goes down there is less impact.
Group policy is awesome, get to know it, love it, its fantastic.
I never tried a floating pool before. But I am sure, I will utilize it soon. I am just wondering if it might give positive result on my end. Third party profile is new to me but I am willing to learn more about it. Any shared information on how it will successfully work on my end will be greatly appreciated