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.
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 it is normal and has changed per Microsoft.


Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
but this is all not logic.
I have created a path for the profile called:
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 ?
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
Mandatory profile is ONE profile everyone gets and cannot be change. Normal profiles are  Personal profiles
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 ?
Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
A v2 profile will be generated automatically
See Q_23977030.html
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks, this is also our experience.
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