User Environment Management in Azure RemoteApp – Part 3


In the first 2 blogposts of this series I’ve focused on using UE-V in Azure RemoteApp environment. The first part was focusing on implementing UE-V in Azure RemoteApp and the second part focused on migrating user settings from on premise applications to Azure RemoteApp using UE-V. In this blogpost I want to focus add some additional information regarding the use of User Profile Disks in Azure RemoteApp. During the time of writing the information below was not available to me.

As I already explained in the first blogpost of the series Microsoft is using User Profile Disks for saving users settings in Azure RemoteApp. I showed that we can use these User Profile Disks and UE-V together and user settings then will be saved in UE-V. Using both mechanism is not the ideal situation and can lead to strange behavior. So the best way to implement another User Environment Management solution is to disable the User Profile Disk mechanism. As already explained during the time of writing this was not possible.

The good news is that now it’s possible. You can now disable the User Profile Disk mechanism for all your collections in your subscription. At this moment it’s not possible to do this for a single collection. When you have disabled the User Profile Disk mechanism no user settings will be saved and you will need another User Environment Management tool to save user settings. Send an e-mail to the Azure RemoteApp team (, provide in the e-mail your Azure Subscription ID and ask them to disable the User Profile Disk.

The source of above information is this blogpost of RDS MVP Freek Berson.

In the coming blogposts I want to focus on using AppSense and RES together with Azure RemoteApp. So stay tuned!

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