Disabling Profile Caching on NT4.x

Daniel Fonseca daniel at med.up.pt
Tue Apr 21 13:52:33 GMT 1998

On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Wolfgang Ratzka wrote:

> >>>>> "df" == Daniel Fonseca <daniel at med.up.pt> writes:
>     df> The problem that happened is that NT would erase everything I
>     df> put on the Desktop after logoff. The reason for this I
>     df> discovered in a detail in the docs. NT updates the profile by
>     df> *deleting* the roaming part and copying the local one. So
>     df> being that these two were the same directory, NT would erase
>     df> it and copy an empty directory onto itself. (duh!)
> Well, in order to allow people to delete stuff from their profile tree
> and reflect this in the server copy, NT just has to do it this way.
> So don't blame them ;-).

Really?? Do you think that's the way that mirrors work? :-)

Oh yeah... NT isn't optimized for speed... in fact if you have a roaming
profile of some (let's keep it down) 20 Mb, then it's wiser to delete
everything and put it back again... even if it's exactly the same (they
heard of timestamps, checksums, etc?).
Oh yeah... the Micro$oft way... let's get out and come on again. It's like
you said "NT just has to do it this way"! :-)

Just a thought... no pun intended... no flaming please...

Daniel Fonseca
Sysadmin for Oporto's University Med School

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