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Who needs monitoring tools?
The complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure makes troubleshooting difficult. Monitoring tools help you find and fix various problems with the network connection, authentication, user experience, performance and more. Read Now
Managing a virtual desktop deployment isn't always a snap, but there are tools that can make it easier.
Performance monitoring and user profile management are two of the keys to making sure your virtual desktops run smoothly. You'll know if there's a performance problem because help desk tickets with user complaints will start rolling in, but if you have performance monitoring tools, they can alert you to potential problems without angering the mob. Monitoring tools can also help you find and troubleshoot any one-off problems that might come up.
Many users would also be unhappy without the ability to customize their desktops. That's where profile management tools come in. You can use them to deploy a default configuration of settings to workers who all have the same needs, or you can allow each user to have his or her own profile. Learn more about the tools you can use to manage virtual desktops and profiles in this guide.
1User profile management
Managing user profiles is no easy task in a virtual environment. When users each want or need different settings on their virtual desktops, it can cause headaches for you. On the bright side, there's a glut of profile management tools to choose from, including options built into your VDI software and third-party options.
The importance of user profile management tools
Getting employees on board with virtualization isn't always easy, especially if you take away their profile settings such as bookmarks and desktop backgrounds. Luckily, you can let users have their own unique profiles using Windows roaming profiles or a third-party profile management tool. Read Now
Do you need third-party management tools?
If you don't need to allow users to make a lot of changes to their profiles, you can get away with the profile management tools that are baked into your VDI software. Look at a third-party option if you have more complex needs. Read Now
16 user profile management tools
Speaking of third-party profile management tools, there are tons on the market to choose from. The major vendors offer robust, easy-to-use tools. And many less well-known tools are free. Read Now