[Samba] Help! desktop.ini hell!
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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