[Samba] Question about samba 3.0.9
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
> 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
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