Samba as PDC, profiles and scripts

Johan Östensson johan.ostensson at
Fri Sep 15 09:22:24 GMT 2000

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> -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> Från: Eric Delaet [mailto:eridel at]
> Skickat: den 15 september 2000 11:15
> Till: johan.ostensson at; samba-ntdom at
> Ämne: Samba as PDC, profiles and scripts
> Hello,
> I have a SAMBA server as PDC.
> I seem to have 2 problems.
> 1) I tried to use the "logon home" parameter. This works 
> great, but only
> for Win NT clients. Win 98 clients simply seem to ignore this 
> parameter.
> That's why I tried to put everything in a logon script with 
> "logon script
> = logon.bat". 
> The logon.bat contains NET USE H: /HOME.  The script gets 
> executed by the
> 98 clients, but again, the mapping only works for the NT clients.
> An interesting fact is that when I try to type NET USE H: /HOME in 98,
> when I'm logged in, the H: DOES get mapped.
> Any solutions for mapping homedrives at login time with 98 clients?
> 2) Profiles are "roaming". When I specify the logon path, profiles are
> copied, ofcourse, to that path. When I uncomment this 
> parameter, profiles
> are copied to the users home drive.
> But I don't want roaming profiles, since there are too much users,
> there's not enough room on the server and especially, not 
> enough bandwith.
> I was able to disable roaming profiles by adding
> logon path =
> in smb.conf, but is this a good idea?
> Thanks a lot!
> Eric

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