(Roving Profiles) Re: Win98 login bypass
mdawson at totton.ac.uk
Wed Feb 7 12:18:22 GMT 2001
Both Windows and KDE use a directory called 'Desktop' in your home drive to store desktop icons and stuff. Look at the 'logon home' option in smb.conf for how to stop windows from putting its garbage in the root of your unix home directory.
On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 09:50:55PM -0600, David Rankin wrote:
> You may have hit on something (a problem I have with Samba) but didn't know for
> the life of me what to call it. Here is the scenario:
> I have Mandrake 7.2 and Samba 2.07 functioning as my server with Win95, Win98
> and WinME clients. I am the admin. If I am logged into Samba from my Win95 box
> and then log in on the Linux box with my same user name, Linux copies all of the
> shortcuts from my Win95 Desktop and scatters them across my KDE desktop on the
> Linux box.
> Not knowing what all the garbage on the KDE desktop was I deleted it! (mistake)
> Well, when I shutdown and restated my Win95 box (usually required weekly) my
> desktop was GONE! Ok, I poke around a little bit and find that when I deleted
> everything from my KDE desktop on the Linux box, somehow a folder named "trash"
> (not Recycle Bin) was created on my Win95 desktop and all of the Win95 desktop
> shortcuts ended up in the folder.
> That found, restoring the desktop was simply a drag&drop from "trash" back to
> the desktop.
> I have no idea what caused this to happen. Does this have something to do with
> the roving profile? If not, any ideas on what caused the above strange behavior?
> Paul Simons wrote:
> > I take it that users are validating against the Samba domain (The domain
> > name is the third parameter in the logon dialog box)? That being the case,
> > you need to either: 1) Install the policy editor and set up policies, or 2)
> > edit the registry. I don't have the docs here, otherwise I could be more
> > explicit. Let me know if you need more information.
> > That being said, I have a problem with WinME logons. This dates back to
> > Win95. I would like to authenticate against the domain, but not have
> > "roving profiles". The problem is that roving profiles corrupt themes.
> > Icons and screensavers get messed up. I've tried setting "UseHomeDirectory"
> > (I think) to zero and the profile does not get transferred, yet it appears
> > that the themes are still messed up.
> > >
> > > Message: 27
> > > Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 08:48:38 -0800
> > > Subject: Win98 login bypass
> > > To: samba at lists.samba.org
> > > From: "Mike Egglestone" <Mike_Egglestone at fc.schdist57.bc.ca>
> > >
> > > Hi all...
> > > Does anyone know of a way to to stop users from
> > > bypassing the login window to samba......or....
> > > Is there any neat utility or program that could be installed
> > > to stop the the user from cancelling or escaping the login window?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Mike
> > >
> > >
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