[Samba] Questions on Roaming Profiles

Jason Williams jwilliams at courtesymortgage.com
Thu May 1 17:14:46 GMT 2003

Hello everyone.

Well, I have a couple of questions regarding roaming profiles. I have been 
assigned the task of setting up a Samba PDC on our network. Lately, I have 
been doing a lot of research and reading to find out the best way I setup 
my system. I have a couple of questions I wanted to ask here, in hopes of 
getting some feedback.

First, some details:

The server will be Red Hat 8.0 with Samba 2.2.7. All of our clients on our 
intranet are running Windows 2000.

Now, I have considered implementing Roaming Profiles (upper management 
likes the idea). Let me start asking some questions:

1) Right now, our network is a workgroup. All of our users have their own 
computers with their personal desktop settings. (Icons, favorites, etc.)
What I was curious is, if I update one of our clients computers and add 
them to the Domain/PDC, will their current local profile, which contains 
their desktop settings, be copied over to the PDC? If not, is there a way 
to make sure that when I do add a machine and user to the domain, their 
settings will be copied to the PDC? Thus, if they log onto a different 
machine, they will retain their desktop settings?

That is about it actually. If I think of more, I will repost.

I appreciate everyones help and input.



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