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Best Practice Windows 10 and Roaming Profile

Does anyone like to share their best practices for Windows 10 and roaming profiles ?

I have problems profiles loosing their Start Menu / Search / Action Centre
Loosing Default App Settings
Breaking the entire profiles.

Hypothese : could it be that Windows 10 needs to individually upgrade each profile ?
If so ; How can one upgrade the profile manually ?
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https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1956057-windows-10-roaming-profiles-and-start-menu


stelgenkamp;2463732 wrote:
Does anyone like to share their best practices for Windows 10 and roaming profiles ?

I have problems profiles loosing their Start Menu / Search / Action Centre
Loosing Default App Settings
Breaking the entire profiles.

Hypothese : could it be that Windows 10 needs to individually upgrade each profile ?
If so ; How can one upgrade the profile manually ?
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Bumping this thread again :

How are you handling Default app settings in combination with roaming profiles ?

Situation

Set Default App settings => Logout => Login => All Default App settings back to Windows Default ( ie Edge )

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I can try and write up something for managing File Associations on Windows.

File Associations are not actually part of the Roaming Profile nor would it really be possible to make them roam for quite a large number of technical reasons.

However, it would be possible to control them via ZCM.

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Dear Craig,

That would be great. I have done a lot of indept reading. With creating an XML file, which you can set in GPO. 

However this only seems to apply for new user profiles. Any help is appreciated !

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We have been struggling with these issues as well. However, as regards the file associations, you can have a look at SetUserFTA (kolbi,cz). Depending upon your environment, it may or may not be an acceptable approach. It has worked quite well for us so far.

Regards,

CP

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Thanks, I will look into that.

The strange (Micro$oft) thing is that, either the Default App settings should roam or not.

But they are reset Every reboot, even if they do not roam, they should stick, right ?

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#1- No, File Associations do NOT roam.  By design, they are not part of the Roaming Profile.  They are part of the Non-Roaming Local Profile.

#2 - The only reason they would disappear from the same local computer is if the existing profile gets deleted.  A "Volatile DLU" without any form of profile caching would certainly by MS design cause this.

There can also be cases where profiles get "Locked", causing Windows to spawn new .001, 002, etc... profiles for a user.  This would cause the associations to be lost as well.

So for starters.....Any Question regarding "Roaming Profiles" and "File association" is simple....Does Not, Will not, Cannot happen.

Questions about how you can programmatically set file associations in Windows 10 for a user is another question with the two basic methods of which i'm aware already covered in brief.  But those settings will be for that user profile on that machine only and not something that roams.

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