[Samba] My Documents folder and roaming profiles.

Jonathan Dean jon.dean at deanuk.net
Tue Aug 20 12:56:01 GMT 2002

Hi All,
I don't know whether here is the right place to ask as this question is 
probably more Windows related than Samba related but I thought someone here 
might have some ideas.

I've got a Samba 2.2.5 PDC (running on FreeBSD but that doesn't really 
matter) serving Windows XP machines.
The roaming profiles are set to be stored in a different share to the users 
home directory so that the users don't see all the windows related files.
ie \\SERVER\profiles\$user and home dirs are \\SERVER\$user
The problem that i have is if users store files in the windows 'My 
Documents' they get stored with the profile.
I would like the files to instead be stored in the users home dir.
I thought of sym linking everyones 'My Documents' dir to their home dir but 
another problem is that the 'My Documents' folder gets copied to and from 
the file server at logon/logoff.
Some users have Gigs of files and so i would prefer it if they were used 
accessed when needed from the file server rather than cached on the local 
machines hdd.

I suppose basically my question is: Is there anyway to get Windows to copy 
the profile but exclude the 'My Documents' folder?
(I know you can set the location of the 'My Documents' folder in each 
windows profile. (By right clicking on it i think) but i need to do it 
server side and for all users at once.)

Jonathan Dean
jon.dean at deanuk.net     www.jondean.com

Dept. Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK.
j.s.dean at ex.ac.uk       www.dcs.ex.ac.uk

Network Manager, Dean UK Networks.
root at deanuk.net www.deanuk.net
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