## Optimizing VDI User Experience: FSLogix Profile Containers and Application Masking
In this video, we delve into the world of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and explore how FSLogix can optimize the user experience. FSLogix is a versatile solution that goes beyond Microsoft environments and can manage user profiles and desktop experiences for Citrix, VMware Horizon, and other VDI platforms[^1^].
FSLogix boasts three key components: Profile Container, Application Masking, and Java Version Control[^1^].
The Profile Container creates a centralized container on a network share, storing the user’s profile and ensuring a consistent desktop experience even in non-persistent and multi-user desktop scenarios[^1^].
On the other hand, Application Masking simplifies image management by dynamically hiding and blocking access to applications based on user or group membership[^1^]. This reduces the number of images to manage while providing more control over application access.
Furthermore, FSLogix offers Office Containers, which store Office 365 data separately in its own container. This not only streamlines backup and replication efforts but also potentially enhances performance[^1^].
For high availability and disaster recovery preparation, Cloud Cache provides near real-time profile redirection to multiple file share locations. By utilizing the local drive, Cloud Cache builds a profile cache during user logins, ensuring seamless failover to a remote site[^1^].
To use FSLogix, Microsoft licensing is a prerequisite. Eligibility extends to several Microsoft licenses, including Microsoft 365 E3/E5, Microsoft 365 Business, Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5, and more[^2^].
FSLogix is compatible with public or private data centers and supports various client and server operating systems, including Windows 7 clients and Windows Server 2008 R2 onwards[^2^].
In summary, FSLogix empowers organizations by leveraging Profile Containers, Application Masking, and Office Containers to enhance the VDI experience and streamline management efforts. FSLogix is not limited to Microsoft solutions, making it a versatile tool for various VDI platforms[^1^].
So, whether you’re looking to optimize your VDI user experience, simplify image management, or improve disaster recovery preparedness, FSLogix’s robust features have got you covered.
Optimizing VDI User Experience with Containers and Application Masking
FSLogix is a recommended way to manage user profiles in Azure Virtual Desktop environments.
FSLogix is not limited to use with Microsoft solutions and can manage user profiles and the desktop experience for Citrix, VMware Horizon, and other VDI platforms.
FSLogix includes three main components: Profile Container, Application Masking, and Java Version Control.
Profile Container creates a container on a network share that holds the user’s profile and provides a consistent desktop experience with non-persistent and multi-user desktops.
Application Masking simplifies image management by dynamically hiding and blocking access to applications based on user or group membership, which leads to fewer images to manage while limiting access to applications on those images.
Office Containers stores Office 365 data in a separate container, limiting the amount of data backed up and replicated for disaster recovery preparation and potentially increasing performance.
Cloud Cache offers near real-time profile redirection to multiple file share locations, leveraging the computer’s local drive to build a profile cache when the user logs in, making it a good option for high availability with failover to a remote site.
Summary: FSLogix helps optimize the VDI experience by leveraging Profile Containers and Application Masking, and it is not limited to Microsoft solutions. Office Containers can store Office 365 data separately, while Cloud Cache offers near real-time profile redirection to multiple file share locations for high availability.
What do you need to use FSLogix?
Eligibility to use FSLogix is dependent on Microsoft licensing. The list below shows the license eligibility to use FSLogix:
Microsoft 365 E3/E5
Microsoft 365 A3/A5/ Student Use Benefits
Microsoft 365 F1/F3
Microsoft 365 Business
Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
Windows 10 Education A3/A5
Windows 10 VDA per user
Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL)
Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Subscriber Access License (SAL)
Azure Virtual Desktop per-user access license
FSLogix can be used in public or private data centers. It supports Windows 7 clients, Windows Server 2008 R2, and newer client and server operating systems.
FSLogix Profile Container solves the problem of profile management by creating a central location for user profiles, then attaching those profiles to user sessions as they move between computers in a virtual or remote desktop environment. In addition, FSLogix Profile Container provides a way to split Office 365 data into its own profile container, and it can keep multiple copies of profile containers up to date in near real-time with Cloud Cache.
Lastly, FSLogix Application Masking simplifies image management by managing access to applications installed on the image. Users are restricted to only the applications they need access to with App Masking rules. Overall, FSLogix Profile Container and Application Masking are really helpful tools for optimizing your user’s VDI experience.