[Samba] Profiles ...

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Jan 15 20:37:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, C.Lee Taylor wrote:

> Greetings ...
> 	This is a stupid question which have been wanting to ask for awhile,
> and hope somebody can help me.
> 	Profiles, if I understand it correctly come in two forms, local and
> roaming?  Now local in on the computer the user uses and roaming is one
> that is download from the server when the user logs in.


> 	Now, where my problem is, when I have some users who have huge
> documents folder, this log on and log off takes a long time, not mention
> the problems I have run into when their computer is turn off
> incorrectly.  I am sure this is a Micro$oftism, but is there a way to
> use roaming profiles, but have then use directly off the server and not
> copied to and from the server at login and logout?

This is simply a symptom of BAD BAD BAD practice. You need to educate your
users that they should store documents on a drive share. Keep profiles
clean and small by making them mandatory. See the Win2K/WinXP resource
kits for details how to create a mandatory profile. This forces your users
to use network drives instead of dropping their poop all over the shop.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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