What release of Windows 10 are you deploying?
We currently have a large persona based vdi deployment in an educational environment, Horizon 7.5 & vSphere 6.5. We have been testing a number of different Windows 10 releases and have experienced issues when using agent 7.5 and 7.5.1. Our production deployment is Windows 10 1607, agent 7.4 and tools 10.2.1, no issues are experienced.
What we have found when updating the agent to 7.5 (7.5.1) we find a number of issues were sycronisation does not appear to work with appsdata\local and appsdata\locallow.
Currently we have tested the following
- Windows 10 1607, agent 7.4, tools 10.2.1 (Works fine)
- Windows 10 1709, agent 7.4, tools 10.2.1 (Works fine)
- Windows 10 1803, agent 7.4, 7.5 & 7.5., tools 10.2.1 & 10.3.0 (Will not sycronise roaming setting folders) 1803 is not fully support VMware and Microsoft have ackownledged issues with roaming profiles, an update was released https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4340917/windows-10-update-kb4340917 but has not fixed the vmware persona issues.
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I would recommend trying agent 7.4 for persona deployments.
we use sadly Windows 10 64Bit Enterprise 1803 .
So I can't use the 7.4 agent.
Same issue as we are experiencing.
I was hoping 7.5.1 would address the issue but unfortunately no luck and
Microsoft have issues too with roaming profiles in general. The Microsoft
update release on Tuesday KB4340917 which actually mentioned the fix but we have
again no luck.
VMware – Windows 10 1803 Tech Preview
Supported only. I actually logged a support ticket with VMware about this.
is the issue in profiles, or user data?
what about Microsoft Folder redirection ,did you try it ?
Thank you! So looks so that we need to wait
VMWare Horizon Agent 7.5 agent needs " Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider " service on your Parent VM. Please check if its disabled
We tried that really early on "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" service enabled, no luck at all. waiting for new agent to be release to support Windows 1803 offically.
Try Agent 7.6 which was just released, so far I am getting positive results testing 7.6 and persona.
I have 1803 and tried with both Agents, 7.5.1 and 7.6. Roaming works with both but the Start menu breaks. No tiles and almost no programs. I cannot find any documentation that states whether or not 7.6 supports 1803.
Does the start menu work?
1803 is supported on 7.5 and 7.5.1. I would assume compatibility with 7.6.0 and they just haven't updated the KB article yet.
I see that now, thanks Ben. I still cannot get the start menu to roam with persona so I have failed back to windows roaming profiles which still works.
While VMware have recently changed the offical support (agent 7.5, 7.5.1 & 7.6) from Windows 10 1803 Tech Preview to Windows 10 there are still indentified problems when using Persona, we have logged two tickets and as recent as last week. Vmware support have acknowledged they have received a large number of calls with persona not working correctly and have advised to use Windows 10 1607 with agent 7.4.
Update - when using agent 7.6 we are still experericing the problem with the profile writing to the persona share, (On logoff the persona synchronisation is not locking the vm when coping the data to the persona share). Try turning off pool settings refresh and delete on loggoff on the connection server.