[Samba] Large Roaming profiles

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 23 16:03:03 GMT 2002

I don't know about Windows 2000, but as I recall NT4 would compare the
date on the locally-cached copy (assuming that user had logged in on
that workstation before) against the date on the server, and if the
server copy was newer it would copy the whole thing down. At logout it
would copy the whole thing up to the server. In the dark days when I was
an NT Server admin I found that large roaming profiles would often
become corrupted and cause strange problems, we "encouraged" users to
save everything in their home directories instead of on the desktop or
any of the other locations that would be saved with their profiles.

On Sat, Feb 23, 2002 at 08:31:34AM -0300, Oliver Schulze L. wrote:
> Hi,
> I have large size Roaming profiles in Win2k and Samba.
> Samba 2.2.2 is acting as a PDC.
> Does Win2k load all the files from scratch from the samba server
> everytime a user log in?
> Or does Win2k or Samba provides some sort of diff mecanism, so
> that only modified files are loaded from the Samba server(to speed think 
> up)?

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