[Samba] Roaming Profiles, My Documents and XP

Adam Lang aalang at rutgersinsurance.com
Tue Oct 22 20:12:01 GMT 2002

you the man


What I ended up doing was adding those two configs to smb.conf liek
recommended.  Then I went into gpedit.msc and turned off roaming profiles.
Works good.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bradley W. Langhorst" <brad at langhorst.com>
To: "Adam Lang" <aalang at rutgersinsurance.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Roaming Profiles, My Documents and XP

> On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 11:14, Adam Lang wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I successfully joined an XP machine to my Samba PDC.
> >
> > When looking at the profile folder on the samba server for the user
(which I
> > had to create manually.  Is there a way this can be done automatically?)
> > saw the My Documents folder was copied up.
> >
> > I was thinking this was cool because people would have their stuff
stored on
> > the server and wouldn't have to teach them anything different.
> >
> > One problem I thought though was if they have like a gigabyte of
> > Would this mean it would have to download all of that before it would
> > booting?
> that's true only if you keep my documents in the profile...
> instead you should redirect my documents to their home directory
> that way all their docs stay on the server.
> >
> > Also, I created a folder in the My Documents folder and copied some
> > into it to see if it copied up, it did.  I went to delete it and it
> > out.  I logged off and back on and files inside the deleted folder were
> > gone, but the folders returned.  Is this a problem or do I need to fix
> > something?
> this won't be a problem if you redirect my documents
> > I have no problem going back to a login script to set a home directory
for a
> > mapped drive, but apparently the login scripts for win98 machines aren't
> > same for winxp (location ways), but I will look into that.
> you don't need a logon script to do this... just configure samba
> to do it.
> with
>         logon drive = H:
>         logon home = \\yourserver\%U
> brad

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