[Samba] Questions on Roaming Profiles

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu May 1 17:28:46 GMT 2003

On Thu, 1 May 2003, Jason Williams wrote:

The information you need is in the new Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This
document is a work in progress and will be completed before Samba-3.0.0

You may take a peek and pre-view the document from:


You should in particular read the chapters on Policies and on Profiles.

PS: We could really do with your feedback.
	- What was good info for you?
	- What is missing/confusing/incomplete, etc.?


John T.

> 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.
> Best,
> Jason

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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