Updated FAQ

Shane Jensen shane at sumus.com
Tue Jan 26 22:27:38 GMT 1999

Netscape on the network is fairly simple.  How I did it on my side was use
smb to map a home drive (\\homes\user to h:\) for each user.  Install
Netscape but when prompted for the user directory, specify something like
h:\netscape\ (Netscape defaults to c:\program
files\netscape\users\username).  This path needs to be the same for all
users on all machines.

When a new user is added, you log on as that user, run the Netscape profile
manager and enter the path.  Works great for a small number of users, but
can bog down a network with too many users due to Netscape referencing its

You don't have to set up multiple users with Netscape since Netscape will
look in h:\netscape\ when it is launched.  With this method a user network
home directory is required.



shane at sumus.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-ntdom at samba.org [mailto:samba-ntdom at samba.org]On Behalf Of
> Matthew Geier
> Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 3:09 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: Updated FAQ
> > * It is possible with some tools to include domain
> >   users in NTFS directory and file ACLs.  However, explorer.exe
> >   is not one of these tools.  However, \winnt\system32\calcs.exe
> >   does! This is working against CVS source code from mid
> >   december with a couple of small fixes.  Haven't tried
> >   it against today's source. Anyone feel up to it?
>  As of a week ago - if I ran cacls.exe , I get lass.exe crashing and
> the system is 'dead'.
>  Ill do another update, install it and give it a try.
>  BTW - does any one have any good references on how make Netscape behave
> on a 'secured' NT workstationa and keep its user profile on a network
> drive ?.
>  Im 3 weeks from going live with a 15 NT wks student lab served from a
> 2.1alpha server. Other than securing the directories by hand due to cacls
> blowing the system, I still havent beaten netscape into shape.
>  My aim of course is not to allow the students to do any thing at all to
> the workstatiosn :-), the local ACL stuff (other than protection)
> and using
> usermgr and friends is all not needed to keep students under control.

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