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Windows 7 / XP Roaming profile

Posted on 2010-09-17
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I understand that Windows 7 uses V2 profiles and are therefor not compatible with XP profiles.  Most of the posts I have seen on this topic are at least a couple of months old.  I was wondering if anyone has heard of any new methods of sharing a roaming profile between the two operating systems.  Possibly a third party solution?  Anything would be helpful.  Thanks
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Question by:RaginCajuns
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by:Gregory_V
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Sorry, nothing new on this topic as far as I can tell.  Plenty of information about how to migrate xp profiles to win7 though.
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by:OrcaKnight
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It is possible to sahre certain sections of a profile with both OS', but it requires you have a logoff script or policy handle the migration back and forth. Mostly Favorites, documents and the like, not Desktop settings.
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This will never be possible thus it is a complete new folder format.

to share for example Documents, Favorites, Desktop data with each other etc. you can redirect the desired folders using GPO depends on you AD OS

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by:HRL
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Roaming profiles can be shared as described in an earlier discussion but ONLY if you are working in a Domain with Win2K8. If not, then you will not have any luck in using the same roaming profile. Win2k8 can use both profile formats depending on the target connecting machine.
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