[Samba] Profiles

Kristyan Osborne kris at longhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk
Wed Oct 2 07:39:01 GMT 2002


With the My Documents problem, I have pointed the My Documents folder to my home drive. If you right click on My Documents and hit properties you can change the target.

Your second problem with desktop.ini and thumbs.db are files created by XP. You could put these files in the veto list under the share. look at veto in the man pages.


Kristyan Osborne IT Technician
Longhill High School
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-----Original Message-----
From: mark boylan [mailto:markboylan at hotmail.com]
Sent: 02 October 2002 05:04
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Profiles


I'm new to the list and I hope I'm not boring anyone with old news.  I did 
grep through the archives and I came up dry.  I have two problems that I'm 
trying to solve.

The first problem is that some of my users have "My Documents" folders that 
are measured in tonnage.  How can I make Windows not save this directory?  I 
believe that the fault is with windows because whenever I change anything to 
prevent it from saving, windows barks a warning.  I don't want these files 
on my server, and my laptop users are crying because it takes so long to 
shut down.

The second problem is thumbs.db & desktop.ini. I believe these are produced 
by windows explorer and are usually hidden/system files or something.  Well, 
when they're copied back to the workstation from the profile it seems that 
they lose their magical properties.  I'd like to get these to work properly. 
  Everyone keeps complaining about "desktop" icons averywhere and the art 
director always has to select thumbnail view on every directory.

Again, I apologize if this is covered ground, but I did search though the 
archives, and "Samba Unleashed" isn't being very forthcoming.


- Mark

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