Citrix Profile Manager and cookies

If you’ve implemented Citrix Profile Manager you will no doubt be aware of the policy options to manage cookies and the index.dat file (see here)

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/user-profile-manager-sou/upm-manage-cookies.html

What isn’t mentioned anywhere (that I’ve been able to find, anyway) is that if you are using Windows 7 / 2008 R2 and redirect the APPDATA folder using Windows group policy settings, then the Citrix policy settings for cookie processing are not required and do not take effect.  This is because the cookies folder resides under the APPDATA folder (%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies) therefore if you redirect it, cookies will never be stored on the local machine for the Citrix profile manager to process.

For Windows XP / Server 2003, the cookie processing settings are still required as the Cookies folder is %userprofile%\Cookies.

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