Integrating Win95 and Samba

Simon Hyde shyde at
Thu Oct 9 16:30:38 GMT 1997

On Thu, 9 Oct 1997 23:29:56 +1000, you wrote:

>> How to prevent Windows from writing a local user profile when it is
>> already written on the server?
>These are the registry setting that seem to matter.
>"Programs"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Profiles\\jdoe\\Start Menu\\Programs"
>"Start Menu"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Profiles\\jdoe\\Start Menu"
>"Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Profiles\\jdoe\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup"
You may be better off changing these to UNC names that point to the
server, ie
"Start Menu"="\\\\server\\homes\\Profile\\Start Menu"

"Start Menu"="\\\\server\\jdoe\\Profile\\Start Menu"
This will prevent windows from taking a copy of the profile from the
server, since it just compares the server copy of the profile with the
server copy of the profile which, supprisingly, happens to be the same

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