profile.v2

Hello,
we are installing Win7 machines and we use roaming profiles.
Before we had Win Xp installed on the desktops.
But now we face a lot of profile issues.
The profile path is always C:\users\%user%\profile

But this folder is not used anymore.
There is a new folder called profile.v2.
Can you explain me this new folder, and why it is changed ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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B HCommented:
from my experience on server 2008, the .v2 profile is created because your roaming profile points to a folder that already exists.

in 2003, you might have had c:\users\usernames  because that made sense.

but in 2008 (and vista and 7)  C:\users already exists, and is where "documents and settings" was moved to.

so your roaming profile is trying to co-exist in the middle of a system-default profile location.  here, the permissions are so screwed up, it creates a .v2 folder.  you'll see this if you try to browse around a users profile as a domain admin, all kinds of "you don't have permission" junk.

your best bet is to move all your roaming profiles to something OTHER than c:\users.... call it like, c:\profiles instead.
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Mike KlineCommented:
The v2 extension was added after vista came out


google  "Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide"   that white paper has a lot more info on the v2 profiles.

More info here  http://blogs.msdn.com/spatdsg/archive/2007/03/15/vista-and-mandatory-profiles.aspx

...so it is normal and has changed per Microsoft.

Thanks

Mike
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi,
but this is all not logic.
I have created a path for the profile called:
C:\users\%user%\profile
But this folder is not existing physically.
After first login the folder profile.v2 is created automatically.
But with the administrator I have no access to it. How can this be ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
what are mandatory profiles and normal profiles ?
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Vista/Win7 profiles are totally different to XP Profiles - hence the v2 extention to differentiate them.
The two are not interchangable and by default the admin has no access to the profile see http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/b/a/3ba6d659-6e39-4cd7-b3a2-9c96482f5353/Managing%20Roaming%20User%20Data%20Deployment%20Guide.doc
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DamgaardDKCommented:
Mandatory profile is ONE profile everyone gets and cannot be change. Normal profiles are  Personal profiles
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
so, what has to be done, when a client gets an upgrade from xp to win7 ?
Do I have to do some special steps for the profile ?
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
A v2 profile will be generated automatically
See Q_23977030.html
and
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverTS/thread/5d21fce9-2989-456b-bdaf-14299e49a292
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks, this is also our experience.
George
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
thanks
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