User profiles (was Re: "domain groups") (fwd)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Jan 5 16:24:15 GMT 1998

i'm sorry, i can't remember who the people were who are dealing with
setting up some docs etc on profiles.

this question i saw on comp.protocols.smb, and i don't think they read the


<a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
<a href=""> Samba Consultancy and Support </a>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 31 Dec 1997 11:53:00 GMT
From: Mark Evans <mark at>
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.smb
Subject: Re: User profiles (was Re: "domain groups")

Vassilis Virvilis (vasvir at wrote:
: Bruce Cook wrote:
: > 
: > --snip!
: > 
: > What you want is server based user profiles.
: > Weel why didn't you say so :)
: > 
: > This is an extract from a news item that occured a while ago.
: > 
: > --snip!
: > 
: I have setup  User profiles succesfully (almost out of the box) but I am
: having some problems with the time. Windows 95 tend to decide if they
: are going to load the local or the network profiles from the the time

The point is that Windows95 should have a way to turn off all of this
"local login" nonsense. It's approach of attempting to keep 2 sets of
files synchronised is a complete kludge. And rather pointless, it's
quite possible to have the start menu on a network drive, even on a
mapping which points to a network drive. However MicroSoft also "broke"
regedit so that it will not work correctly in a login script. What
it does is put up a check box to say it's changed the registary then
waits for the user to click the OK button.

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