[Samba] Eliminating "offline caching" events on XP workstatons?

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Wed Sep 22 21:04:50 GMT 2004

Our XP SP1 (patched with everything but SP2) workstations are logging
events like:

"Windows has detected that offline caching is enabled on the roaming
profile share - to avoid profile corruption (etc.)"

Following some goodle threads this was added to smb.conf (attached)

csc policy = disable

but the event still occurs, although only when something has been
saved to the profile before exiting.  For instance, toggling the
start menu into or out of "classic" mode.

Samba 3.0.6

Even with the event message it does seem to work ok.


David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/09/15 12:47:03

# Global parameters
	workgroup = SAF
	server string = Samba Server
	interfaces = eth0
	smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
	passwd chat = 
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	load printers = No
	logon script = scripts\everybody.bat
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 64
	preferred master = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	dns proxy = No
	wins server =
	ldap ssl = no
	hosts allow = 131.215., 127.

	comment = Home Directories
	read only = No
	browseable = No
	csc policy = disabled

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Contains login script which just mounts PDB area
	path = /u1/usr/netlogon

	comment = PDB database directory
	path = /u4/pdb

	comment = Directory for transferring DNA files
	path = /u2/dna_pickup
	valid users = dnaseq
	read only = No

	comment = user's profile directories
	path = /u1/usr/people/%u/profile
	read only = no
	browseable = no
	create mask = 0600 ; rwx-xxx-xxx only the user can read/write files
	directory mask = 0700 ; rwx-xxx-xxx directories must be executable if they are to be navigated
	csc policy = disabled

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