[Samba] Excluded profile folders sync'd on logout

Richard Wallace rwallace at thewallacepack.net
Mon Jun 7 03:05:41 GMT 2004

Hello all,

I'm trying to get folder redirection working with roaming profiles and 
Samba 3.0.2a and Windows XP clients.  I've followed the Samba 3 by 
Example document and have change the User Shell Folders registry key and 
created a Default User profile in the netlogon share and set the machnes 
group policy for excluding the directories from the roaming profile.

Everything is working properly AFAIK except for one thing, when the user 
logs out, Windows XP displays a dialog with a progress bar and says its 
syncing the profdata share.  If I copy a big file to the Desktop, say 
something around 70MB, this sync takes a long time, like it's copying 
the file to the server or off the server or something.

The registry key for the "User Shell Folders\Desktop" is set to 
\\%LOGONSERVER%\profdata\%USERNAME%\Desktop and I have Desktop as one of 
the folders in the "Exclude from roaming profiles" list.  I've also 
tried enabling the "Delete cached profiles" with no luck.  What am I 


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