We are planning a new client-infrastructure with a mixture of xendesktop, xenapp, thin an thick clients. The number of used thick clients should be small as possible.
The goal is to have one profile for all w2k8r2 and windows 7
We plan to use UPM 3.2 for the citrix-based systems (xenapp and xendesktop).I wonder if I could use the UPM on the traditionally thick clients to do the profile management? I mean Windows 7 is supported, but I guess only as VDI in a xendesktop environment?
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. A Win 7 desktop is a Win 7 desktop, virtual or physical.
Why is it called "Common Sense"? It doesn't seem all that common!
I'm fairly certain that you do need Citrix installed to use the UPM. There are other products out there similar to the UPM that do not require Citrix:
The problem with the UPM is that you need to "buy into" Citrix. If you want to stop using Citrix or limit the usage, then you are forced to recreate the user profiles from scratch. PAT and Virtual Profiles are based on roaming profiles, which make the solution highly modular. You can enable/disable the products without impacting the users' data.