Ground Rules for Using Profiles

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The Profile Editor makes it easy to manage your profiles. Still, there are a couple of points that you need to keep in mind to make sure your profile specifications have the desired effects:

First save, then test: Do not forget to save changes made in the Profile Editor. Your changes do not take effect in Virtual CD TS until you have stored them.
No login = no change: When you change a profile, the new settings are not effective until a new session is started.
Activate your profiles: In the list of profiles shown in your Profile Editor, the profiles can be activated and deactivated. Remember: only activated profiles are processed when a user logs in.
The order makes a difference: When a user's profiles are analyzed, some profile settings (such as directories) are set according to configuration of the last profile in the list. Make sure that the changes you configure will be active once the entire list of profiles has been analyzed. You can change the order of profiles as needed.
Profiles need users: After you create a profile and edit it in accordance with your requirements and preferences, remember to assign users and/or user groups to it on the Permissions page of the Profile Settings; otherwise, it will not be applied to anyone.


If you find that Virtual CD TS does not behave as expected when the next new session is opened, check whether the user in question is assigned to multiple profiles, and whether any of the settings in the various profiles cancel each out when processed. Remember the old saying: "Less is more." Make this your motto, and create only as many profiles as you really need.



For a clear overview of all your profile properties, use the integrated printing function to print the profiles and keep these hardcopies handy.