[Samba] Suse Linux OpenExchange Server (Samba 2.2.5) and XP
shobson-lists at colony.com
Wed May 19 15:26:39 GMT 2004
At 8:44 am -0400 10/5/04, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> > I'm also told that if we have roaming profiles, then the XP machines
>> will store loads of c**p on the server and keep moving it back and
>> forth as each user logs in/out - is this the case ?
>Yes, if your net-admin is a 'nit, and doesn't define any policies. Even
>with a "real" PDC you get this behaviour.
>> Is there any way
>> of dealing with it (eg having the machine pull the files down as
>> needed) ?
OK, so we need to create a .pol file. It seems that the tools that
will do this for NT/2000 don't cope with XP because (as it was
explained to me) XP now supports a bigger, deeper registry and the
tools can't load the .adm files.
MMC (or rather the group policy object editor snap-in) allows
fiddling with the local registry, but apparently doesn't support
saving a .pol file.
So what do other people use to create .pol files for use with XP ?
And can you elaborate on how to configure machines so that users will
automatically be directed to their network home share when saving
documents ? Having their entire profile on the server would be OK (I
guess) as long as it isn't synced up and down to the client all the
time. What I don't want is to have 100M (or whatever) of surplus (and
effectively dead) crap on every machine that a user 'visits'
This is now on 2.2.8a-UL
Am I missing something here ?
All our users have their 'own' machines, but they do occasionally sit
elsewhere. It would be OK to have whatever settings have been made
for the machine, as long as they see their own data files.
As for making changes to machine configs after rollout, well it would
be really useful, but we're looking at alternatives (like Symantec
Ghost) to roll out changes made to a standard image.
I was under the impression that this was easy, now it seems that XP
really does mean Xtra Problems :-(
Simon Hobson, Technology Specialist
Colony Gift Corporation Limited
Lindal in Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0LD
Tel 01229 461100, Fax 01229 461101
Registered in England No. 1499611
Regd. Office : 100 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA.
More information about the samba