FSLogix Profile Container

Note: If you have an existing FSLogix Profile Container configuration and would like it to be managed by Parallels RAS, please read additional instructions in Configure managing existing profiles by Parallels RAS.

Microsoft FSLogix Profile Container is the preferred Profile Management solution as the successor of Roaming Profiles and User Profile Disks (UPDs). It is set to maintain user context in non-persistent environments, minimize sign-in times and provide native profile experience eliminating compatibility issues.

Beginning with version 18, Parallels provides you with the ability to integrate, configure, maintain and support FSLogix Profile Container, supporting Storage Spaces Direct, Azure Files, Azure NetApp files, based on their supported protocols such as SMB and Cloud Cache for resiliency and availability.

Supported FSLogix Profile Container releases

Parallels RAS has been tested with FSLogix Profile Container releases up to and including release 2105.


FSLogix Profile Container license eligibility, which is included if you have any of the following licenses:

  • 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)

Other prerequisites include:

  • Profile Container storage configured according to FSLogix recommendations.

  • GPO policies related to FSLogix must be disabled on hosts where Parallels RAS manages FSLogix settings

Install FSLogix Profile Container application in Parallels RAS

To install FSLogix Profile Container application in Parallels RAS Management Portal:

  1. Navigate to Site Settings > FSLogix.

  2. In the right pane, click Edit and select on the following installation methods:

    • Install manually: Use the FSLogix Profile Container application installed on a host manually (Parallels RAS will not install the FSLogix agent).

    • Install online: Install FSLogix Profile Container from the Microsoft web site. In the drop-down list, select one of the desired supported versions. To specify a custom URL, choose Custom URL and then specify a URL in the field provided. To automatically detect the latest supported version, click Detect latest. The latest version will be identified and added to the Install online drop-down list.

    • Install from a network share: Install the FSLogix agent you have available locally (Parallels RAS requires an official ZIP archive as provided by Microsoft).

    • Push from RAS Connection Broker: The latest version of the FSLogix agent is downloaded and stored on the RAS Connection Broker side to be pushed to target session hosts.

Configure a session host to use FSLogix Profile Container

Please note that at the time of this writing RAS Management Portal can only be used to configure RD Session Hosts to use FSLogix Profile Container. For other host types, please use the desktop-based RAS Console.

To configure a session host:

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > RD Session Hosts.

  2. Click a host in the list and then click Properties.

  3. In the middle pane, click User Profile.

  4. Click Edit to enable editing. To override Site or Host pool defaults, clear Inherit defaults and specify your own settings. To modify Site or Host pool defaults, click the corresponding link and do the editing in its respective view.

  5. Specify the settings according to your needs.

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