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Heads-up: Upcoming User Profile Changes for Students & Employees

decorative image of hands over keyboard[updated Dec. 13, 2019] If you are a student who accesses Windows-based computers in one of Sheridan’s labs or the Learning Commons, or an employee who has a domain-joined computer, many of the items associated with your user profile are stored and managed centrally, enabling you to move from one Windows device to another and maintain the same operating system and application settings.

 Examples of these items include:

* A domain joined computer has been configured with a Sheridan disk image (your software was preinstalled) and you are required to log-on to the Sheridan network to authenticate when you start your computer.

Transitioning to Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization)

Following the end of the fall semester (Dec. 13, 2019) IT staff will begin transitioning user profiles from our current profile management tool, ProfileUnity, to Microsoft UE-V.

User Benefits

The primary benefits that users will notice as a result of this change is speedier log-in times. IT’s system administrators will enjoy more efficient back-end controls.

User Impact: Make Sure to Log-in Before February 6, 2020

There should be no noticeable impact from an end-user perspective and the information associated with your current profile will be used to populate your new MS UE-V profile, provided you log-in to your account before February 6, 2020. If you don't log-in to your account before February 6 (when our ProfileUnity license officially expires) you will start with a blank profile and will losing any personal settings associated with your previous user profile.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns regarding this change, please contact the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to