Profiles, roaming and roving profiles

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Thu Jan 11 17:29:34 GMT 2001

Configure your machines to not cache roaming profiles, it is the better

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Buchan Milne wrote:

> > so, what about storing and retreiving roaming profiles to/from samba
> > server?
> >
> > I'm using samba 2.0.7, everything works fine except roaming profiles. My
> > samba server is connected at 100Mbps ethernet, has fast UW SCSI disk,
> > etc., but it's slow to deliver profile to workstation (NT4). Logons are
> > slow as unusable, many times I can see on workstation something like
> > "Cannot load your roaming profile, trying to login with cached local
> > copy"
> >
> > I've tried to move PDC to old PC running as NT4 server (133MHz Pentium,
> > old slow IDE disk, 10Mbps ethernet), there was no problem, everything
> > works.
> > I think the problem is in my samba, could anybody help me how to
> > optimize SMB to use for profiles?
> >
> How big are the profiles ? If you have users running Outlook and IE
> (mozilla is also at fault here), and don't take specific actions to
> ensure that the profile remains small (like moving the outlook.pst to a
> local place and setting NT to ignore Temp Internet Files) profiles can
> get very large.
> Also relating to profiles, we seem to have our profiles not updating. If
> I have removed icons etc from my desktop, and then log into another
> machine, I get the old items back (even if removing them from the copy
> in the netlogon share while I am logged out).
> Also, has someone got a solution to the localized shortcuts problem
> (where shortcuts made on another machine don't work)?
> Buchan

Simo Sorce - Integrazione Sistemi Unix/Windows - Politecnico di Milano
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