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    Roaming profiles and .V2 "Extra Folders" Issue

    Greetings,

    I am wondering if anybody has any solutions of fixes to the current Windows 7 problem I have.

    We are currently on a 2003 domain running both XP and Windows 7 environments. The student accounts currently have roaming profiles.

    As we are on both XP and Win 7, two sets of profiles get created the standard one and a .V2

    The issue is the extra "documents, music, contacts, Downloads" and other folders that get generated in the .V2 profile. Ideally I would like the .V2 to look identical to the standard XP profile, as I can see students putting work in the Documents folder, rather than My Documents.

    I have tried the work arounds in Win7 Gotcha's/Tips thread, but nothing seems to help.

    Any Ideas?

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    I don't get these in mine. What permissions do you have set on the profile folder? I use redirected AppData also, how is yours set?

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    Assuming all those folders are already redirected, simply delete the extra folders from the profile (via script or GPP). I do this at user login so they never get a chance to put anything in there, and as long as your folder redirection stays working they should never be recreated.

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    The Profiles for XP "Everything" full control, and the .V2 is only showing up as Special Permissions. I have not redirect AppData, is this something you suggest doing?

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    Making some progress, just deleted to non-needed folders from the .V2 profile before logging on. Will knock up a logon script for this, thanks for the help guys!

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    You need to 2008 R2 dc for it to work correctly.

    Without these you don't get the correct gpo's for redirecting all the correct folders.

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    We are a little bit tied to 2003 for the time being, due to Exchange restrictions. But I will have a good play with 2008 R2 Dc when I get there.

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    No you don't, just need Windows Vista/7 with RSAT installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    No you don't, just need Windows Vista/7 with RSAT installed
    thats the first i have heard of that. As far as I knew you had to have a 2008 R2 to properly manage a Windows 7 client on the network even if you still use a 2003 dc.

    What part of exchange is tying you to a 2k3 domain?

    Or you can use reg hacks to remove the libraries section from the pc's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    thats the first i have heard of that. As far as I knew you had to have a 2008 R2 to properly manage a Windows 7 client on the network even if you still use a 2003 dc.
    He is correct, w7 gpo is fine on 2003 dc's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    He is correct, w7 gpo is fine on 2003 dc's.
    I thought it was most gpos are there but not all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmaidenrule View Post
    The Profiles for XP "Everything" full control, and the .V2 is only showing up as Special Permissions. I have not redirect AppData, is this something you suggest doing?
    I have only allowed Everyone Read permissions, shouldn't need to write it. I won't make a recommendation on Adddata redirection, as I believe there are many positives and negatives to it. Main thing is, Adobe Reader goes mental, but we don't use that here.

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