Migrating from Samba 2.2.8A PDC -> Samba 3.0 PDC

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Oct 22 16:52:05 GMT 2003

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Rizzo, John wrote:

> 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.

The whole point of Table 24.1 is that each entry can be made a UNC
reference. ie: You can specify a network path.

You need the NT4 Policy Editor to create an NTConfig.POL file that you
will place in the root of the NETLOGON share. That way all users will have
their critical profile folders redirected to strategically selected
network shares.

If there is sufficient interest I will document this more fully at a later
date. From recent feedback it is apparent that there is interest and a
need for this. Perhaps we need another document that fully demonstrates
the approach by way of worked examples.

John T.

> John
> > -----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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John H Terpstra
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