[Samba] Profiles

Mikael Olsson mikael.olsson at roxtec.se
Wed Oct 2 13:50:01 GMT 2002

mark boylan wrote:
> Hi.
> 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.
> Thanks
> - Mark
> _________________________________________________________________
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One way to do this is to exclude "My Document" from roaming profiles
with poledit,(old nt4 program). I dont know if you can do this with
"gpedit.msc" but i'l give it a try.

Mikael Olsson
Roxtec International AB
mikael.olsson at roxtec.se

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