Configuring Profile Containers
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This course will help you implement and manage FSLogix on Azure Virtual Desktop and allow you to understand how it integrates with other Azure services. It covers what FSLogix is, how to deploy it, and how to configure its various features.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan for FSLogix
  • Install and configure FSLogix
  • Configure profile containers
  • Configure cloud cache
  • Migrate user profiles to FSLogix

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who wants to become an Azure Virtual Desktop Specialist or anyone preparing to take the AZ-140 exam.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a good understanding of Azure administration, however, this is not essential.


Welcome to the module on configuring profile containers. We will cover the following topics in this module. We will complete a walk-through demo of configuring FSLogix for profile containers. Here we are logged into our Windows 10 session host where we will be configuring the environment for the profile containers. We start off by opening the registry, where we are going to create two entries.

Let's navigate to HKey Local Machine, then software, FSLogix, and profiles. If we right-click in the center window, select new and then DWORD 32-bit value. Enter the word Enabled for the value, and set the value data to 1. Next, right-click in the center window again, select new, and this time we want to choose a multi-string value. We will enter a value of VHDLocations but for the data value we need to enter the path of your Azure Files container, which can be obtained from the Azure portal.

There are further customizations we can make if we need to include or exclude specific users. We can open the local users and group list to find these groups. I am navigating to Computer Management, and then Local Users and Groups, then Groups. As you can see at the bottom we've 4 groups, FSLogix ODFC Exclude and Include lists, and FSLogix Profile Exclude and Include lists. That completes our walk-through demo of configuring Profile Containers.

About the Author

Shabaz Darr is a Senior Infrastructure Specialist at Netcompany based in the UK. He has 15 years plus experience working in the IT industry, 7 of those he has spent working with Microsoft Cloud Technologies in general, with a focus on MEM and IaaS. Shabaz is a Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Mobility with certifications in Azure Administration and Azure Virtual Desktop. During his time working with Microsoft Cloud, Shabaz has helped multiple public and private sector clients in the UK with designing and implementing secure Azure Virtual Desktop environments.