SCCM 2012 SP1 – User Data and Profiles

In this Post, I would like to explain, what we can do for Roaming Profiles, Offline Files and Folder Redirection with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
The Options are quite the same as you can get with Group Policy Objects, but in some circumstance, it might be more comfortable, when you decide to configure the User Profile with SCCM, rather than with GPO. The new MDOP Feature UE-V (User Experience Virtualization) is not configurable with SCCM 2012 SP1.

Here are the steps, which are necessary, to achieve a configured user Profile with SCCM 2012 SP1.
First, you have to check your Client Setting, if the Feature is active or not:
Compliance Settings
Afterwards, it starts in the Assets and Compliance Section, where you open the Compliance Settings tree, click right on User Data and Profiles and create a new Configuration Item:
Create User Data and Profiles Configuration Item

Now you have to choose which Setting should get configured:
Roaming02The first Screen of the wizards let you configure the usual settings for Folder redirection. But with SCCM 2012, you can define, if the Setting is only applied on the Primary device of the User:
Roaming03A view for the whole first Screen:
Roaming04The second Screen is for the settings of the Offline File Features, the settings are quite similar to GPO:
Roaming05With the last Option you will able to configure Roaming Profiles:
Roaming06Take a look the settings of the Profile Synchronisation, available through the button “Advanced…” behind “Manage Profile synchronization settings”:
Roaming07When you have created the configuration Item, it is time, to create the target User Collection to deploy the Item, I’ve just created a new Collection named “User Data and Profiles Standard”:
Roaming08The way how you manage your Clients, or how the privileges are set in Active Directory and GPO, it might be a better Option to configure those settings through SCCM 2012 SP1.

/edit: An Update to UE-V Support in SCCM 2012 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35595

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