Shared roaming profiles for all users (XP)?
abartlet at samba.org
Sat Nov 23 05:02:01 GMT 2002
On Sat, 2002-11-23 at 14:46, xfesty wrote:
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> Is there anyway to make non changable roaming profiles for all users
> with XP workstations, and Samba 3.0HEAD from CVS acting as a PDC?
> I'm setting up a bunch of workstations for an internet cafe, and all
> users need to basically have the same settings (i.e. desktop icons,
> Internet Explorer settings, start menu items, etc.) as others, yet not
> be able to change them.
> I tried setting the profile dir to the same for all users, and making
> it read only, but I'm experiencing two problems -
> (1) XP will refuse to load the profile if its read-only, and
> (2) XP won't load the profile if it wasn't created by the same user.
> I'm also finding cookies in IE sometimes aren't being properly set,
> people can't view hotmail attachments, MSN messenger refuses to work,
> and a bunch of other oddities.
> Anyway past this? I remember back when I was using Windows 2K Server
> as a PDC, it was possible to have this.
If the ntuser.dat is renamed ntuser.man, and you make the profile owned
by root, read-only to the suer, and you set root to have rid 500 in
LDAP, does it work?
(ie add root to ldap, then change the RID).
I think this is the standard way this is done on NT.
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org http://build.samba.org http://hawkerc.net
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