Profiles, roaming and roving profiles

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Jan 11 04:44:33 GMT 2001

ctrlsoft at wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been reading the samba site and the docs. Everything
> works fine here, except I get the message 'Couldn't load
> your profile' when trying to log in.
> What is the difference between 'profiles','roaming
> profiles' and 'roving profiles' and which are supported by
> samba?

a profile is a collection of user settings, such as 
HKCU, desktop icons, foldes, etc...  A roaming (or roving
profile) is one which is stored centrally on a network
server for a domain user and downloaded to a desktop 
client upon logon.

Samba can be used to store roaming profiles.

Cheers, jerry
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