Windows \\server\homes not disconnecting bug

Christian McArdle chris at
Sun Nov 29 23:20:54 GMT 1998

Having heard about the new NT Domain support in Samba, I just gave it a try 
and it
works brilliantly. Thanks everyone for all the effort put in!

In DOMAIN.txt it talks about a bug in Windows that causes it to not 
disconnect the
\\server\homes share when logging out. I'm not sure if this is well known, 
or fixed
elsewhere, but I have found a solution anyway.

First I set up a logon.bat script for everyone to use. Then I set the first 
line to:

net use \\server\homes /delete

This disconnects the stray share, ensuring it is recreated correctly when 
it is next needed. I used this to set up Netscape to use centralised 
profiles. You can specify a profile directory of something like 
"\\server\homes\netscape" or whatever and it will find the netscape 
directory on the current user's home directory. This method could be used 
to overcome lots of non-user sensitive path names in other programs that 
you want to behave in a user sensitive manner.

Sorry if everyone knew all this before. And thanks again. It's so nice 
never to have to use NT Server.

Christian McArdle.

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