[Samba] Profiles - Slow logoff

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Mar 4 05:36:49 GMT 2003

On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Jim C wrote:

> > yep
> > the files have to be copied back and forth...
> >
> > I encourage my users to keep their files on the server and work on them
> > in place.  I redirect My Documents to their home directory on the
> > server.
> Do you do that with a link?

The best way to do this is using an NTConfig.POL file located in the
NETLOGON share root directory. You create this file using the Group Policy
Editor. In it you can specify where you want the "My Documents" folder to
be located.

> > I also move mozilla's cache into their Local Settings folder
> > We use IMAP to reduce the amount of mail stored in the profile.
> > You could also increase the speed of your network...
> > note: this is not a samba specific problem
> Is it windows specific then?  I've never noticed it with Linux (LDAP/NFS).

You need to learn correct management procedures for each application. The
network deployment needs for MS Windows applications is not consistent
across all applications.

Again, as Bradley said, these matters are NOT samba specific. Even if you
used a pure MS Windows network the requirements to do this are identical.

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

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