[Samba] Help! desktop.ini hell!

Gary Richter garyrichter at hotmail.com
Sat May 4 12:44:03 GMT 2002

I made a previous posting a few days ago about a problem I was having with 
certain things not following me around in a roaming profile. I have upgraded 
to 2.2.4, and have resolved a number of issues I was having, but one remains 
and it's driving me crazy.

I am using Windows XP Pro clients with 2.2.4 on a RH 7.2 box. Roaming 
profiles work correctly. However, I have noticed that Samba seems to handle 
the "desktop.ini" file incorrectly. On startup using my roaming profile, 
notepad pops up with the contents of one desktop.ini file. Various other 
ones are scattered throughout my start menu. My desktop wallpaper follows 
me, but doesn't set. Obviously this is related to the desktop.ini problem 
since some sort of OLE functions are embedded in that file in order to 
customize Explorer's behavior. I read somewhere that various attributes had 
to be set on the desktop.ini files, like system and hidden. i've tried 
mapping system and hidden attributes in my [profiles] share, to no avail. 
Someone mentioned read-only as well because this is how Windows determines 
desktop.ini is a "special" file, yet it needs to write to it? Huh? :)

Anyway, I'm nutso now over this. I really would like to get this resolved 
somehow, or at least (for my own benefit) understand more about the problem. 
If anyone has *any* information, *please* contact me as soon as you can.


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