Pointing your Win95/WinNT Desktop directory to an SMB share?
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at cb1.com
Wed Aug 13 18:19:54 GMT 1997
On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Arcadio A. Sincero Jr. wrote:
> Hello SAMBA Mailing List,
> Using TweakUI from the PowerToys suite of tools, one can easily
> make thier Desktop directory point to any directory they want.
you can do this manually by editing the registry. presumably, tweakui is
an application that knows about these registry settings.
this method is _different_ from doing a domain logon (resulting in a
NetUserGetInfo call, the response to which contains the remote profile
location). the registry settings point to the _local_ copy that the
client keeps of the profile.
both the w95 and nt clients do a merge of the profiles, taking the last
accessed of each of the files in the local and remote profiles. if you
point the local location at the remote location, you're going to have
fun, and generate unnecessary network traffic as the profile is
also, i'm not sure, but the client may lock the user.dat file thinking
that it's a locally stored profile. when you come to log off, the domain
logon procedure copies the locally stored profile to the remote
location. if this file is locked....
using TweakUI to point to a remote server will result in excessive
network traffic, as you say, as each user does a View | Refresh, or hits
the "Start" button and accesses any sub-menus. traffic that is normally
directed at the local profile directory.
so, i'd only recommend that you use TweakUI if you're _not_ going to be
doing remote user profiles.
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