[Samba] Profiles and automatic drive mappings

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Thu Oct 3 17:12:01 GMT 2002

The actual root of this problem is educating your users to put SHORTCUTS on 
their desktop, not the actual files themselves... poor organization of 
files,  if you ask me.

If you don't want to save profiles, turn them off in the smb.conf.

I don't think you CAN turn off the Z: mapping; think 'feature' not bug 
(blame MS).  Why not just change the H: to Z: in the logon file?

- jb

--On Thursday, October 03, 2002 12:01 AM +0000 Aton <aton at skyenet.net> 

> Hello,
> I have a mixed network of 98 and 2000 machines with RH 7.3 and Samba 2.2.5
> The problem I'm having is my logon scripts contain a drive map to the
> user's home directory:
> net use H: \\server01\dave$
> That works great for the 98 machines, but the 2000 machines map H: and Z:
> to \\server01\dave$ The 2000 machines also write a profile dirctory in
> that share, and copy the entire desktop contents to it each time the user
> logs off. For most of the users, this isn't a problem, but some users
> have a gig of video files on their desktop, and it writing all that crap
> to the sever is not necessary and slow.
> How do I make samba stop automatically mapping Z: as their home
> directory, and how do I make the profile writing to the server stop?
> Thanks,
> Aton
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