+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
Windows 7 Thread, Mandatory profiles in XP / Windows 7 environment in Technical; Hi, I have googled this but cannot find an answer. How can you set a computer room to force the ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    82
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Mandatory profiles in XP / Windows 7 environment

    Hi, I have googled this but cannot find an answer.

    How can you set a computer room to force the users to use the v2 mandatory profile instead of the xp version?

    I thought of loopback but in GPO editor there is no option to specify what profile to use, that is done in their user account.

    Anybody else found a way around this?

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,812
    Thank Post
    231
    Thanked 886 Times in 762 Posts
    Rep Power
    301
    if you use win vista/7 it always uses the v2 it cant use the old ones so you just need to give them the same names so staff.man and staff.man.v2

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    82
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    8
    Yeah but in AD in the user profile bit you can only specify one profile.. ie staff.man

    so where would I be able to specify the v2 profile?

  4. #4

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,223
    Thank Post
    446
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    What would happen if you just specifed V2 in the profile part of their Account settings?

  5. #5

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,142
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,550 Times in 1,979 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    Quote Originally Posted by MaXiM View Post
    Yeah but in AD in the user profile bit you can only specify one profile.. ie staff.man

    so where would I be able to specify the v2 profile?
    The 2 different profiles are of different formats, so XP can't use V2 and Windows Vista/7 can't use V1 - at least that's what every document I've read on the subject says!

  6. #6

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,223
    Thank Post
    446
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    I am just testing this at the moment (just started!). I changed the profile path of my test user to \\myserver\Profiles$\TESTS.v2 . It was originally pointing to profiles$\tests

    I was able to login fine from an XP machine and a Win7 machine. The new favourites folders were there.

    Thats as far as I have got.

    I plan on ditching roaming profiles on Win7 and just redirecting everything.

  7. #7

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,142
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,550 Times in 1,979 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    The problem is, things like 'AppData' compared with 'Application Data'. The prior is where Windows XP looks for things, and the latter is where Vista/7 look for things.

  8. #8

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,223
    Thank Post
    446
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    So having a mixed environment with XP and Win7 clients and roaming between the 2 wont work?
    Is my best bet to ditch roaming profiles and redirect everything?

    edit - I already have application data redirected

  9. #9

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,142
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 2,550 Times in 1,979 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    877
    I think it may work somewhat, but you should be prepared for 'irregularities'. Redirecting would be a better choice.

  10. #10


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,812
    Thank Post
    231
    Thanked 886 Times in 762 Posts
    Rep Power
    301
    Quote Originally Posted by MaXiM View Post
    Yeah but in AD in the user profile bit you can only specify one profile.. ie staff.man

    so where would I be able to specify the v2 profile?
    you dont its all done automatically if your xp profile is staff.man your win7 needs to be staff.man.v2 if its flibble.man it needs to be flibble.man.v2

    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    What would happen if you just specifed V2 in the profile part of their Account settings?
    the the user you did it to could not log in as xp would fail to laod staff.man.v2 and vista/7 would not find staff.man.v2.v2

  11. #11

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,223
    Thank Post
    446
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    Found this in another thread. It talks about Vista and XP mixed environment but I am thinking the principles will be the same for XP and Win7 Environment.

    http://www.freebsd.uwaterloo.ca/twik...#_Toc144803844

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    82
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    8
    If a user in Active Directory has a profile path set to: staffuser.man .. and then I change it to staffuser.man.v2 won't that stop the user from logging into the XP machine?!

    That's why I thought maybe there was some kind of loopback that could be done.. but couldn't figure out how.

  13. #13

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,223
    Thank Post
    446
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    I guess your right. Ok so you have a mandatory profile ;

    The user logs in to XP with it and is directed to \\server\staffprofiles\mandatory

    in which resides the mandatory profile (staff.man) XP connects to this

    The user logs in to Win7 and is directed to \\server\staffprofiles\mandatory

    in which resides the mandatory profile (staff.man.v2) and connects to this as it cannot connect to staff.man

    It is a mandatory profile so there are no changes to sync.

    If you have My docs, start menu, desktop and app data redirected shouldnt this work?

  14. #14

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    2,915
    Thank Post
    154
    Thanked 600 Times in 539 Posts
    Rep Power
    159
    You never need to type .v2 into the profile path. Vista and 7 will assume it's there anyway, so just create the .v2 profile in the profiles location.

    We ditched staff profiles, just using local with redirected everything (including Favourites now). Works fine between XP and 7.

  15. #15

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,223
    Thank Post
    446
    Thanked 319 Times in 270 Posts
    Rep Power
    153
    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    You never need to type .v2 into the profile path. Vista and 7 will assume it's there anyway, so just create the .v2 profile in the profiles location.

    We ditched staff profiles, just using local with redirected everything (including Favourites now). Works fine between XP and 7.
    How are you redirecting favourites on the XP machines? I found this : Redirect Favorites and Cookies folder using a Group Policy

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Windows 7 and XP Mandatory Roaming Profiles
    By voodoochile in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 24th October 2011, 05:36 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30th January 2011, 02:02 AM
  3. mandatory profiles Staff Profiles
    By kevin_lane in forum Windows
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th January 2011, 10:22 PM
  4. Mandatory Profiles in mixed XP & Vista environment
    By FN-GM in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29th July 2008, 08:06 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th June 2006, 09:00 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •