Workspace Control has a method of preserving and applying user settings independent from the Windows profile called Zero Profile Technology. Zero Profile Technology automatically detects user settings that are being changed by the user. These settings are preserved immediately outside the profile. When these settings are required by the Windows desktop or application, they are applied just in time.
The following assigned Microsoft Windows profile types are supported:
- Local profiles
- Roaming profiles
- Mandatory profiles
Users can change certain settings in a session, such as their default printer, their mouse orientation, and the view in which an application should open. Applications and processes store such user settings in keys and values in the user-specific part of the registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USER), and in configuration files in the user's profile directory.
However, user profile directories and HKEY_CURRENT_USER are not always preserved when the user logs off. This is particularly the case if you use mandatory profiles, or if you use roaming profiles in combination with passthrough applications in a Citrix XenApp environment.
With Workspace Control User Settings, you can preserve changes that users make to certain settings, files and folders during a session. These User Settings are preserved in a network location or at a local cache location outside the user profile and are restored automatically when the user logs on again. This is achieved independent of the user's profile.
Please note that for a better user experience, it is recommended to create user settings for an application instead of globally. This can be done by editing the application at Composition > Applications. Global user settings are processed at log on.