How Profile Containers Eliminate the Need for Legacy Profile Management in Virtual Desktops
What is a Windows User Profile
A Windows User Profile is a collection of settings that make the computer ‘personalized’ for the end user. Each user account has at least one profile associated with it. A User Profile includes files and folders that are seen in Windows Explorer as ‘your’ folders. These include Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, etc. In older Windows versions they have been labeled as ‘My Documents’, ‘My Pictures’, etc. While these used to be located in the \Documents and Settings folders, recent versions of Windows now have them under the \Users folder. User Profiles also include registry information, which is stored in a file in the users profile folders, and loaded into the registry as HKEY_CURRENT_USER when the user logs on.