Folders to background download

When enabled, the selected folder paths will be downloaded in the background after a user logs on. You may also specify exceptions within these paths in the 'Folders to background download (exceptions)' policy. Some usage scenarios can be optimized by downloading the contents of specific folders in the background. This can help users avoid waiting for large downloads either during logon or when an application starts. For example, including the VMware ThinApp sandbox folders may improve application startup times by ensuring that all needed persona files have already been downloaded before starting. All folder paths should be relative to the root of the user's local profile.

Supported on: Undefined

Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
SOFTWARE\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Persona Management\Driver\OperationFlagsBackgroundLoadFolders (0x04000000)REG_DWORD67108864
SOFTWARE\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Persona Management\Service\Operation FlagsBackgroundLoadFolders (0x04000000)REG_DWORD67108864
Disable Policy:
Registry HiveRegistry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Persona Management\Driver\OperationFlagsBackgroundLoadFolders (0x04000000)REG_DWORD0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Persona Management\Service\Operation FlagsBackgroundLoadFolders (0x04000000)REG_DWORD0

Specify folders that will be downloaded in the background

after user login.

Folders to download:

Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\VMware, Inc.\VMware VDM\Persona Management\Driver\BackgroundFolders
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

All paths must be relative to the root of the local profile.

Example: Application Data\Thinstall

Desktop\New Folder


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