Path Separators in Windows
Posted on 2011-09-02
We have mixed XP and Vista clients on our domain and we have problem when specifying roaming profile paths in Windows Server 2008 r2
When I use forward slashes as separators for the profile location in the profile tab of the user account in AD, all is well. Originally all profile paths used this convention and it worked just fine, but when we started buying Windows 7 clients I had to change them to back slashes because Windows 7 roaming profiles will not use forward slashes. However, the back slashes paths will not work for XP!!!!
So it seems forward slashes work for XP, but not for Windows 7, and vice versa.
Can anyone help here? It seems a simple enough problem yet I have been wrestling with the problem almost two days and it has become serious to the extent that we may need to bring in consultants.