DESKTOP.INI amd & DNS puzzle

Levent Gündogdu levon at
Thu Jun 10 10:18:02 GMT 1999


If you really don't need DESKTOP.INI, why don't you put an empty
file to the root of a standard mount so it finds something and stops its


Simon Barnes wrote:

> >This situation can cause problems on Solaris 2.6 and higher also. If
> / is
> >shared out by Samba and a client opens /home, all home directories
> >will be automounted because Explorer looks for desktop.ini in each of
> >the home directories. In our case that's 5400 mounts. Has anybody
> >else run into this situation and come up with a way to avoid all the
> mounts?
> You can switch off browsable automount points in Solaris
> by adding "nobrowse" to the list of options in the mount map.
> Of course, this removes a useful feature which works efficiently
> in its own environment.
> What one would really like is a way of configuring Windows _not_
> to search every neighbouring sub-directory for desktop.ini.
> With any share containing many sub-directories this must
> impose a considerable burden on the server.
> Simon

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