[Samba] Persistant Z drive in XP - resolved

Moondance Foxmarnick calabash at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 26 23:06:25 GMT 2004

I have my cake and I'm eating it too! I commented out the "logon home ="
line completely and put in "include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%a". For the
Win95 platform I have logon home = \\%L\%u\.win_profile\%m and for the
Win2K (includes XP) I have logon home = \\%L\%u


As for the Z: drive... I just didn't realize that logon drive = was a
necessity for XP.

Chapter 6 of Using Samba was very helpful.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+calabash=earthlink.net at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+calabash=earthlink.net at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of flinchlock
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:37 AM
To: samba list
Subject: Re: [Samba] Persistant Z drive in XP

> Then my Win98 users won't have roaming profiles, correct? My
> O'Reilly
> book defines logon home as setting the directory for all Windows
> Platforms, and to achieve roaming for 95/98/Me add the
> /.win_profile. 
> Let me guess. I can't have my cake and eat it too..?
> There must be some crafty way around this. Can the smb.conf file
> determine platform and then branch?

YUP... http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch04.html

This is a link to...
"Using Samba, 2nd Edition
By Jay Ts, Robert Eckstein, and David Collier-Brown
2nd Edition, February 2003 
O'Reilly & Associates, ISBN: 0-596-00256-4"

Search for "Configuring Samba for Roaming Profiles".

This topic talks about how to setup PLATFORM directories, and then
have a soft link from machine name to the PLATFORM directory.  It
handles W95-XP!

GREAT reading! :-))))))


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