?
Solved

Windows 7 User Profile

Posted on 2011-10-03
5
Medium Priority
?
475 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I want to migrate over a user of a Windows XP profile over to a Windows 7 profile. When the user logs onto the network (SBS 2003) he should see his profile that comes over correct? In this case the user does not see his profile (desktop icons) come over at all. Its the default profile why is this?
0
Comment
Question by:cmdolcet
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Sushant Gulati
ID: 36903535
I don't think its possible to load Win XP profile under Win 7 because the profile path is quite different when in interms the user logs in under both the Operating System.

If you get the success in loading the profile somehow, but you won't get the icons recognized because the same set of programs are not present in the Win 7 system. This is a bad idea, I guess. The best thing to copy the My Documents and the data on the desktop which is necessary, install the new programs under the new user profile in Win 7.

Good Luck..!!
~SG~
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:MattyW
ID: 36903635
Not sure about sbs2003 but I had to do updates on sbs2008 before I could add a win7 pc to the network. Once I did the updates I just opened a browser and typed http://connect and the old win xp profile seamlessly worked on the new win7 pc.

check this link.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926505 
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:SparkyBoy
ID: 36910429
The response above should prove useful.

The problem resides as the Win 7 profile uses .v2 as a suffix to the profile name.  The manual way would be to copy from old profile to new - but not recommended - last resort only.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
cmdolcet earned 0 total points
ID: 36932725
I used the MS version of Windows Easy Transfer Software. Works great
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cmdolcet
ID: 36954294
This was my own answer
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This guide is intended to provide step by step instructions on how to migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2011. NOTE: This guide has been written using the preview version of SBS2011 therefore some of the screens may …
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…
As many of you are aware about Scanpst.exe utility which is owned by Microsoft itself to repair inaccessible or damaged PST files, but the question is do you really think Scanpst.exe is capable to repair all sorts of PST related corruption issues?

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question