[Samba] Question about samba 3.0.9

Richmond Dyes rdyes at monroehosp.org
Mon Dec 13 18:57:22 GMT 2004

The only catch I have found in all the solutions is after you move a 
profile to the samba server using the administrative(root) user, is that 
the owner and group is "root" and you have to change ownership. 
Otherwise, everything worked fine.

Paul Gienger wrote:

>> I do this pretty regularly ... I just copy the desktop, mydocuments, 
>> cookies, favorites. The only thing I tend to loose is the desktop 
>> shortcut for the quick launch tool bar.... I can never get it back 
>> either .. been looking for it for years now...
> Along with that you will also lose every possible application specific 
> setting that was stored in the user's portion of the registry. In my 
> case you would also lose Mozilla profiles, gaim history, and a whole 
> host of other things scattered about.
> BTW, in my particular case, using XP, the quick launch was in
> C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application 
> Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
>>> profiles.  When I move a user now, it makes a new desktop.  I want 
>>> to use the user's local desktop, just transfer it to the server.  
>>> any ideas?
> I've posted this solution several times and never heard anyone say 
> "that really sucks because..." so I'll post it again.  Note that this 
> is a bit tedious, but then again, your users will probably whine that 
> it's also tedious for them to set everything back up again, so the 
> choice is yours on who gets the pain of creating the settings.
> When you've got some profile you need to migrate from one setting to 
> another, that being from a local-on-the-machine/non-domain profile to 
> a roaming/domain profile, or moving a profile from one domain to 
> another, etc.  you can do the following.
> before starting, make sure that you don't have any profile on the 
> server with the username in question and you aren't using a network 
> Default User.
> 1.Reboot to clear up any locks that may be on the profile's registry.
> 2. Log in as administrator (doesn't really matter which but I usually 
> use local)
> 3. Find the user's profile you want to base the new user off of and 
> move it to some safe/hidden location.  You do this mainly so that if 
> the usernames match you don't end up with a user.domain profile 
> directory.
> 4. Move the default user directory (it will be hidden) to a location 
> not in Docs and Settings
> 5. Copy the old user profile back to Docs and Settings and then rename 
> it Default User
> 6. Log in as the user on this workstation.  It may take a while to do 
> the 'loading your personal settings' step depending on how large the 
> old profile is.
> 7. Reboot and log back in as admin
> 8. Delete the new 'Default User' and move the original one back to 
> where it was.
> You can add tweaks such as changing the roaming to local profile and 
> such as you see fit.  This may also work using a network Default user 
> instead of the local one if you're so inclined, but I haven't tried.  
> There are some variations that may need to be done if you've got some 
> more complex situations, but hopefully this is close enough to get you 
> going.

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