Migrating from Samba 2.2.8A PDC -> Samba 3.0 PDC

Rizzo, John john.rizzo at hcmny.com
Wed Oct 22 12:31:42 GMT 2003

Something that we do where I work is redirect the desktop and my
documents folders to alternate locations so that this time can be
reduced. This seems to work fairly well for us considering that we have
users that have 1G+ of files on their desktop.  I'm not sure exactly how
this would be done with samba however.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yashpal Nagar [mailto:yash at linux-delhi.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 6:03 AM
> To: odc-public at hotpop.com; John H Terpstra
> Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: Migrating from Samba 2.2.8A PDC -> Samba 3.0 PDC
> Dear Samba team,
>    In my last organistaion i used to run PDC on samba 2.2.5a IIRC. My
> biggest problem was the user profiles,
> All the profiles+ desktop icons+ My doc etc used to sit on PDC server.
> Sometimes our users were having profiles as big as 250 MB due to their
> personnel files, mp3 etc on desktop. It increased the logon 
> time to several
> minutes. which was really hectic.:((
> When i tried to disable the profile logon path = 
> \\%L\Profiles\%U problem i
> faced that user complain that there desktop settings , 
> background etc were
> lost.
> Can someone suggest me that Profiles etc remain on the local 
> m/c itself,
> without lossing any settings even after reboot , and authentication +
> respective home dir mapped to clients.
> Please help!!
> Warm regards,
> -Yash

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