[Samba] Incredibly slow Roaming Profiles

James Kreuziger jkreuzig at uci.edu
Tue Jul 8 21:36:57 GMT 2003

I'm having a similar problem.  I'm running Samba 2.2.8a
on Solaris 8, and Win2k and XP.  About 2 weeks ago, my
Roaming Profile started loading/unloading REALLY slow.
It had been taking 30-45 seconds to load, then all of a sudden
it started taking 2-5 minutes.  Yes, my profile was getting
large (100 Meg I think).  But it had never been a problem
before, even when it was larger than that.

I've gone through my profile, and dumped
probably 3/4's of what's in it.  I've really
tried to get the profile to a small state.  It is actually
smaller than when I started having these problems, and
it still takes 2+ minutes to load and unload my Roaming
Profile.  I have noticed that the NTUSER.DAT file is
around 2 Meg, and hasn't changed size even after
dumping stuff.

I know that it probably isn't a samba specific problem,
but I am looking for some tips on what I can do to reduce
the time loading/unloading profiles as it will be a
problem as people's profiles do get larger.


Jim Kreuziger
jkreuzig at uci.edu

On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Nathan Ehresman wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 11:38:13AM -0400, Damian Gerow wrote:
> > The profile itself is something like 800k, and this is all over a 100Mb
> > LAN.  I can see via the SAMBA logs that the profile share is opened, the
> > profile is loaded, and the profile share is closed in a matter of
> > seconds, yet the XP machine continues to say, 'Loading your personal
> > preferences...' (or whatever it says at logon).
> We had this problem too in a lab setting.  The issue for us was large My
> Documents, Application Data, and Desktop directories.  You said your
> profile is 800k -- is that the NTUSER.DAT registry hive or does that
> including all the folders that roam as well?  My guess is that the roaming
> special folders are quite large.  If this is the case, let me know and I
> can give you some pointers on some ways to speed things up.
> Nathan
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> :wq
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