With local profiles, personalized changes that users make during a Windows session are stored on the local disk. When a user logs in to the same desktop again, the user environment is the same as in the previous session of the user. When a user logs in to another desktop, none of the settings are the same, as a new local profile is created and stored locally on that desktop.

Advantages

No specific administration is needed.

No network storage is required.

Disadvantages

Personalized settings are not roamed across different machines.

Each desktop a user logs on to is polluted with a local profile for that specific user.

If local disk failure or corruption occurs, all user settings are lost.

With User Environment Manager, you can eliminate the disadvantages of local profiles.

Introduce roaming functionality for application and Windows settings that User Environment Manager manages.

Create redundancy for application and Windows settings by managing these settings with User Environment Manager when local disk failure or corruption occurs.