Besides: [Samba] Roaming profiles on a small network
Dirk.Brenckmann at first-private.de
Mon Mar 15 09:15:05 GMT 2004
I don't know if it's of interest...
when we were using home or profile shares with outlook.pst
files, we had massive trouble with either shares breaking
away or *.pst files getting corrupted.
I can't tell the difference between shares of the [home]/[profile]
sections and standard shares [<...>] but we fixed the problem
by setting up individual user shares (one user == one section).
Appearently we don't have the trouble now, we had before...
----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Easton <info at sublunar.com>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2004 9:54 am
Subject: Re: [Samba] Roaming profiles on a small network
> On Sunday 14 March 2004 05:20, Matt Janes wrote:
> Im having
> > great diffiuculty synching the data, email, etc on my laptop and
> desktop,> so I thought I might configure samba to act as a DC and
> use roaming
> > profiles to make sure that my data is always synched. My
> question is this:
> > is it worth the effort?
> If you are using Outlook or Outlook Express for email, roaming
> profiles in
> their default configuration won't help you unless you are also
> doing all your
> mail via imap, (or perhaps running a corporate MS Exchange
> server). That's
> because there is a hidden "Local Settings" folder in your profile
> that does
> not get synched with the server--- and that's where the email data
> lives. So you must move your outlook.pst file into "My Documents"
> somewhere that DOES sync. This can work with Outlook, but I'm not
> whether you can do this sort of thing with Outlook Express. And I
> don't know
> if this exposes you to a greater likelihood of data corruption
> down the line.
> Some other mail clients (Eudora for sure) will by default store
> data in a
> syncable location.
> Roaming profiles can be annoying when your computers are very
> different from
> each other -- On one or the other machine, you may have startup
> items that
> generate error messages, and task bar shortcuts that don't work,
> for example.
> In my experience, roaming profile users occasionally find that
> they are unable
> to download or upload their profiles due to 'file in use' errors,
> or filename
> weirdness (usually netscape cache files, but also favorites, or
> attachments.) As the administrator of your LAN, you will be able
> to resolve
> these issues by moving or renaming the offending files so you
> should consider
> this a minor inconvenience rather than a deal-killer.
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