[Samba] Profiles and Win2000

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Dec 19 21:30:01 GMT 2002

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002, Arno Gramatke wrote:

> Hi,
> FB> I still have a problem with Windows 2000 SP2 and Samba 2.2.7a:
> FB> I set DeleteRoamingProfiles to 1 and deleted all old profiles.
> I think the correct registry key is "DeleteRoamingCache". Take a look
> at http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/142/

Correct. I added a registry update file to the ~samba/docs/Registry
directory called Win-NT-2K-XP-DeleteRoamingProfile.reg to cause all cached
roaming profiles to be deleted in log-out. It will be in the documentation
tree for Samba-3.0.0 when it ships. Meanwhile, those who want it will find
it on the CVS server.

- John T.

> FB> Now Windows sometimes creates/backups a local profile for every user
> FB> *and* every login, e.g.:
> FB> user.domain, user.domain.000, user.domain.001, user.domain.002...
> FB> I thought they were deleted after setting "csc policy = delete", but
> FB> they aren't.
> I'm not sure, but i think that "csc policy = ..." has got nothing to
> do with the deletion of profiles on the clients.
> See http://de.samba.org/samba/docs/man/smb.conf.5.html#CSCPOLICY
> Apart from that you should set "csc policy = disable" for the profile
> share, to prevent windows client from offline(!) caching (this is not to be
> confused with saving the profile back to the server) the profiles. You
> might have noticed some entries in the event log, stating that there
> might be a problem with offline caching on the profile share).
> So, the only thing you need to do, is set the correct registry key and
> delete all old profile on the clients. Of course you have to make
> sure, that the profiles share is writable.
> Hope this helps.
> cu
>  Arno

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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