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    For those using Vista in school

    have you got

    a) your vista machine/s connected to your domain
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    b) roaming profiles


    If so, how did you solve the problem of profiles moving between Vista and XP?

    I have read that adding the ".v2" extension to profiles solves the problem, but have no way of testing this myself (yet).

    If you used Folder Redirection to get around the problem (as recommended by MS) then what effect did that have on the ability to access profiles outside of school?


    Its looking like we'll be getting at least 9 Vista laptops here soon, so I'm trying to get as much info as possible before being launched into the situation!


    Cheers guys.

    Pete

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    Your approaching this from the wrong angle - go and buy different laptops

    regards

    Simon

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    vista laptop

    I changed my laptop 2 years ago and last year installed Vista on it when i joined the domain it created a new profile with the v2 extenstion which i just copyed any thing from old xp one accross. Depaends whats in profiles that you want to keep but i suppose i should have let it create that nice empty fast logon profile and left the other rubbish behind. Not brave enough so i copied it.
    But folder redirection is still working fine.

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    Basically you will have two profiles one for XP and one for Vista.

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    Basically you will have two profiles one for XP and one for Vista.
    this is what I want to get around - I want to just have the 1 profile for use on either OS at any time, as we'll have a mix of Vista laptops and XP PCs.

    I've read how it can be done, just wondered if anyone had actually done it.

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    I didn’t know you could do it. I doubt it will go smoothly either.

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    I'm looking into this aswell... any chance of a URL where you read it?

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    Why would they want to change the extension of a profile when they have been the same for how long?

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    @strathisphere

    here is the white paper I found on it, I've highlighted in red the parts that are relevant
    Attached Files Attached Files

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