[Samba] Win XP/7 with roaming profiles

Preston Hagar prestonh at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 10:37:56 MDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Chris Weiss <cweiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Preston Hagar <prestonh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have seen a few spots where it was suggested that a profile can't be
>> "shared" between Win XP and Win 7.  Is that true?
> yes, they can't be shared.  you still roam by making a {username}.v2
> folder for the win7 profile for each user.
> You'll also want to use folder redirection for everything you can so
> that the 2 OS's can share the same desktop and mydocs and such.  You
> will likely have to set the redirection in both xp and w7 separately.
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Thanks for your response.  That is kind of a bummer to hear.  I guess
that is what I should expect when I have to deal with Windows. :)  I
will probably just "downgrade" the 7 machines to XP for now and wait
until we can do one entire painful upgrade.

Thanks again,


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