[Samba] Folder Redirection with NT4 Domains
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Mon Dec 15 00:24:44 GMT 2003
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003, Kristyan Osborne wrote:
> The changes would be done on the network copy of the Default User
> directory under the netlogon share, rather than per machine. This is the
> method we have adopted. You could Kixtart to modify the registry on
> login for that user.
Please would you provide a little more information on how you did this for
the default user. I'm sure others would value that tidbit.
How much work have you done with KixStart? What has been your experience?
> Kristyan Osborne - IT Technician
> Longhill High School
> 01273 391672
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org]
> Sent: Sun 14/12/2003 16:31
> To: Kristyan Osborne
> Cc: samba at samba.org
> Subject: RE: [Samba] Folder Redirection with NT4 Domains
> On Sun, 14 Dec 2003, Kristyan Osborne wrote:
> > Hiya,
> > Redirecting My Documnets isn't a tricky one. Just right click ->
> > properties and change the target location. This is automatically done in
> > our network by changing the location in the default profile. This is
> > then applied to every user when they first logon. Do you mean Local
> > Settings or the Application Data folder. The Applications Data folder is
> > part of the profile anyway. I cant see why you would want to copy the
> > Local Settings directory with your profile.
> Got that bit. Changing the default profile is the obvious answer but not
> what some admins want. The objection I have run into is that this requires
> per machine changes and for a large shop this is labour intensive.
> On Win2Kx ADS this can be done through a GPO (group policy object). With
> Samba the technique has to change a little to get around the lack of ADS
> GPO support.
> Seems that with Win2kx/XPP the use of '.reg' files does not work for other
> than limited local machine changes only. The result is that running from
> the login script:
> regedt32 /S fixup.reg
> where 'fixup.reg' contains the hive changes necessary largely does not
> work for changes other than to HKLM (HIVE_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE). I am
> searching for insight into how other admins affect profile management
> (particularly for folder redirection) in the absence of GPOs.
> John T.
> > Hope that helps
> > Cheers
> > -----
> > Kristyan Osborne - IT Technician
> > Longhill High School
> > 01273 391672
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: samba-bounces+kris=longhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk at lists.samba.org on behalf of John H Terpstra
> > Sent: Sun 14/12/2003 00:44
> > To: samba at samba.org
> > Cc:
> > Subject: [Samba] Folder Redirection with NT4 Domains
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to hear off-list from anyone who is currently successfully using
> > folder redirection with an NT4 domain controller.
> > If you are doing this, please would help me to understand your secret.
> > There are two ways I know of that should work, however I have received
> > feedback from separate sources that claim problems with both of these
> > methods.
> > I would like to include in the new book "Samba-3 by Example" a detailed
> > presentation of how to reliably affect redirection of the "My Documents"
> > and "Local Applications" profile resources to a network share.
> > If you know of any site that is doing this reliably please let me know so
> > that it can be documented for the benefit of all. The new book will be
> > part of the Samba-3 CVS official documentation.
> > Thanks.
> > cheers,
> > John T.
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> > Email: jht at samba.org
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> John H Terpstra
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John H Terpstra
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