Windows 7 client in DC

Microsoft Windows server 2003
April 11, 2010 at 07:38:52
Specs: Windows 2003
Hi, I have a DC on windows server 2003. When I log into a domain account on a windows XP computer it works fine the profile is copied, everything is synced and saved when logging out. But when I log into the same account on a Windows 7 computer it uses a TEMP profile instead of copying it from the server. I can't figure out why it is doing that. Any ideas?

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#1
April 11, 2010 at 19:33:11
Windows XP and Windows Vista/7 are not compatible. Therefore you will get 2 profile folder for the same user, one is named username and one is named username.V2.
These profiles do not share any settings.

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#2
April 12, 2010 at 04:01:14
Ok so if I make a folder were I have all the profiles that has .V2 at the end then copy the default profile from windows 7 into it it should fix the temp profile problem.

Edit:Ok I got it to work BUT it doesn't redirect any of the folders that I have set.

Edit2: I got it to work. I had to make a random file in my documents to get windows to sync with the server.


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#3
April 12, 2010 at 09:41:07
So you got it to work, right?

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#4
April 12, 2010 at 11:42:59
Yup its working now. Why couldn't they stick with how windows xp makes users. much easier lol

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#5
April 12, 2010 at 13:37:05
I stopped asking such question about Microsoft OSes years ago.

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#6
April 14, 2010 at 19:59:38
If kept making things the same as before, we'd still be running DOS.

Windows 7 stores the profile in the Users location, not Documents and Settings. There are several reasons for this. The truth is, you'll be better off just learning the new way and giving up on XP. It's 10 years old. Time to move on. jmo.


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#7
April 14, 2010 at 20:04:42
If they made tools like they did in my grandfathers day [which I still use today] there would be no need for the planned obsolesce we see in OS's today.

Just a comment on the comment :-)


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#8
April 14, 2010 at 20:24:03
Glen

what are the reasons for changing the users profile location every twice windows version?

Whatfore do one need an operating system, that needs so much processor speed and so much ram only to run the OS.

My operating system shouldn't be able to fly or shining in the dark, it simply should do it's work and in the best case without blue screens. so that I can use the main things, the programs, to work with it.

The initial requester should always write the last response !!!


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#9
April 16, 2010 at 13:24:47
I too find it annoying that Windows VISTA and 7 changed their directory structure. I added the following to my scripts to determine the version...

ver | find "Version 5." > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 echo XP or less
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 1 echo Vista or greater


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