[Samba] Roaming Profile XP

Adrian Chow achow at gandalf.uwcsea.edu.sg
Sun Jun 22 04:23:14 GMT 2003


Does this only occur when you use Samba as the domain controller?  Or does
it even occur when you use Windows Server as the domain controller as well
for the roaming profile?

Another question:-  Besides the wallpaper does not roam, is there other
things that does not roam?


> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 06:01:47PM +0800, Adrian Chow wrote:
>> I have configured roaming profile on WIndows Xp client that is connect
>> to
>> the Samba.  Login works fine except that when I change the wallpaper on
>> one machine, log off and goes to another machine, the wallpaper was not
>> changed on the other one.
>> Other files created on the desktop are changed.
>> Can anyone explain or help ?
> Adrian,
> I ran into this too.  This is what happens.  Say I set my background to be
> something OTHER THAN a bitmap like mypic.jpg.  XP converts the jpg to a
> bitmap and stores the bitmap under "Local Settings" in the profile, which
> of course doesn't roam.  The simple fix that I've been telling my users is
> to first convert their background to a bitmap image and store it on a
> network drive, then set your background to that image and your background
> roams with you.
> Works for me.
> Nathan
> --
> nre
> :wq

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