how can a user use both windows 7 and 8 with roaming profile?

they both use V2 profile, how can i have a user be able to roam to 7 and 8?? thanks
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SandeshdubeyConnect With a Mentor Senior Server EngineerCommented:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Even though Windows 7 and Windows 8 use the same .V2 profiles Windows 8 uses a different format. So when you have a Windows 7 roaming profile and you log into a Windows 8 machine the roaming profile no longer is compatible with Windows 7 machines.

You will need to create 2 different GPO using the WMI filters to switch between Windows 7 and Windows 8 roaming profiles.

Take a look at the below article as it illustrates exactly how to accomplish this.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2013/07/31/roaming-profile-compatibility-the-windows-7-to-windows-8-challenge.aspx

Will.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaSenior IT TechnicianCommented:
Hi CCLCLS,

There is something called User Experience Virtualization, please have a look at the following sites and read up on it. It is technology that does not mind what version of windows you, have to accomplish what you want to do.

Link to UEV summary

Link to UEV set up, and requrements
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CCLCLSAuthor Commented:
seems the hotfix from microsoft will work and is the easiest thing to do...thanks
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